Sharon Kay Cocanour

May 22, 1949 ~ December 20, 2019 (age 70)


Sharon K. Cocanour was born on May 22nd, 1949 and departed this earth for heaven on December 20th, 2019 being a lifelong resident of Muskogee, Oklahoma. She was the only daughter of her Father, Fay W. Barrett, and Mother Julia E. Barrett and was raised in wonderful home and with three brothers Fay A. Barrett, Jim Barrett, and Tom Barrett. Sharon was briefly married and raised one son, Daniel Cocanour.

Sharon had a wonderful life spent after accepting Christ at a young age and faithfully served God while being a longtime member of New Hope Baptist Church in Muskogee, OK.

While raising her son she went back to college and finished a Bachelors Degree and later completed a Masters Degree in Education both at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.

Later in life Sharon’s choose the occupation of teaching in Muskogee Public School System and Bacone College in Muskogee, Oklahoma. After educating numerous students at both levels of education, she then worked forthe Muskogee County Court Clerks Office with her last position being in the Cost and Fines Administration before retiring in 2018. In retirement she spent her time sewing, reading, and making new friends.

She was preceded in death by parents, Faye and Julia Barrett, one brother Fay A. Barrett, and one daughter in law Michelle Cocanour.

Her son Daniel Cocanour, and brothers, Jim Barrett and wife Judith Smith, Tom Barrett and wife Sharon Barrett, and sister-in-law Mary Barrett, numerous nieces and nephews, friends, and the great neighbors of Sharon Street survive her.

Pallbearers are Ron and Ken Funburg, Elwood Smith, Bill Justice, Jeff Melton, and Chad Harp with Pastor Don Blankenship of New Hope Baptist officiating.


Thursday, December 26, 2019
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Bradley Funeral Service
1020 W. Okmulgee
Muskogee, Oklahoma 74401

Family will receive friends from 2 pm to 4 pm.

Funeral Service

Friday, December 27, 2019
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

New Hope Baptist Church
1501 N. 43rd Street E
Muskogee, OK 74403


Friday, December 27, 2019
3:45 PM - 4:15 PM

Middleton Chapel Cemetery

Oktaha, Oklahoma 74450

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