About Byron and Catherine
William Byron Cocke was born on October 10, 1975 and never looked back. On August 28, 2017, he passed away alongside his wife, Catherine Crichton Montford Cocke, in a small plane crash outside Savannah, Georgia. At 41 years young, Byron was just getting warmed up and, in the process, lived epically.
Byron grew up in Northern Virginia, with two younger brothers and two loving parents. After graduating from The University of Virginia, he moved to Atlanta to make a name for himself. He quickly realized that working for someone else was not the life for him. He was a man that needed to drive a cycle of imagination, exploration, creation, love, and renewal. He started his own business, and while he worked with many people, he never again worked for anyone but himself. ...More
Catherine Crichton Montford Cocke arrived as a Mother’s Day gift, born on a bright Sunday morning at Savannah’s Telfair Women’s Hospital, May 14, 1978. She lived a worldly life, filled with artistry, intellect, and love, before passing on August 28, 2017. Catherine and her husband Byron lost their lives together in a tragic plane crash outside Savannah, Georgia.
From an early age, Catherine’s love of reading opened her eyes to the world beyond. Books were an immense comfort to her from infancy, as a stack of them placed in her crib would soothe her to sleep. By the time she was three years old, she had memorized countless children’s books. By sixth grade, she could be found hiding under her covers, reading Gone with the Wind by lamplight with the rest of the household fast asleep. ...More