On May 26, 1981, in McGuire Veterans Hospital, Richmond, Va., of Caroline County, Va.; husband of Emma A. Cocke; father of Richard of Norwich England, Philip St. George, V, of New York City, N.Y. and John R. of Columbia, Md. He also is survived by three grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., May 28, at St. Peters Episcopal Church, Front Royal, Va. Graveside services will be held Thursday, at 3 p.m., at Grace Episcopal Church, Bremo Bluff, Va. Interment church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Parkinsons Disease Association, 147 E. 50th st., New York, N.Y. 10022. Col. Cocke was born in 1908 in New Orleans, La. and was raised in Europe. He served in the British Army and later in the U.S. Army. He had been stationed in Europe and North Africa. Among his many medals and decorations were the Bronze Star, The Army Commendation Ribbon, the European, African and Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with six battle stars, the World War II Victory Medal, the Army Occupation Medal, the French Croix de Guerre, the French Legion of Honor and the Nicham Lftifliar Turnis and the Legion of Merit. He also served for a brief time in the Foreign Legion. He was also the chief French interpreter at the Pentagon and at NATO Headquarters in France.