Mr. James Timmons Cockfield, age 93, passed away Thursday, February 18, 2021 at Harborview Jesup under the care of Hospice of South Georgia. Mr. Cockfield was a native of Emanuel County living in Jesup since 1951. He was the retired owner/operator of the Jesup Drive- In-Theater and Cockfield Studio. He was a sweet, loving man who found humor in almost everything. Mr. Cockfield was a graduate of Swainsboro High School, the Georgia Teachers College in Statesboro and a World War II Veteran serving in the United States Army Air Corps. He was a former educator in the Wayne County School System, a member of the Jesup Elks Lodge and a member since 1958 of the Jesup First United Methodist Church and the Joy Sunday School Class.
Mr. Tim was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Merle Craven Cockfield; his parents, Hilliard William and Maude Bryant Cockfield; a brother and sister-in-law, Hilliard W. Jr. and Hattie Mae Cockfield.
Surviving is his son, James Timmons Cockfield Jr. (Laurel); one grandchild, Julia Cockfield all of Jesup; two nieces, Belinda Shaw (Randy) of Griffin and Mary Ann Ward of Augusta also survive.
A memorial service will be held Monday, February 22, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. at Jesup First United Methodist Church with Reverend Rebecca Duke-Barton officiating.
Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Jesup First United Methodist Church.
Nobles Funeral Home and Crematory is honored to serve the family of Mr. Tim Cockfield.