Mr. Cochran was born August 22, 1922, in Pickens County, a son of the late Fain Cochran and Minnie Dean Cochran.
He was an Army veteran of World War II, a member of the Rowland Springs Baptist Church and owner/operator of City Motors of Cartersville, which he established in 1948. He was a founding board member of the Boys and Girls Club of Bartow County.
Preceded in death by his first wife, Esther Rickman Cochran in 1996, he is survived by his wife, Frances Burton Cochran; his daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Ted Thornbrough of Cartersville; stepdaughter, Valerie (Steve) Cowles of Memphis and stepson, Brian Burton of Calhoun; his grandchildren, Joseph Cochran Thornbrough, Tessa Joy Thornbrough, Melanie and Burton Cowles; his brother, Ed Cochran of Cartersville; sisters, Myrtle Mullinax and Margine Fowler, both of Cartersville; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Claudine Weaver.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 5, from the Rowland Springs Baptist Church with Rev. Joe Ringwalt, Dr. Robert L. Maddox, Gordon Gilley, Rev. Paul Battles and Rev. Wayne Fain officiating. Interment will follow in the Oak Hill cemetery, in Cartersville.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Boys and Girls Club of Bartow County, P.O. Box 455, Cartersville, Ga. 30120, or the Rowland Springs Baptist Church Building Fund, 79 Rowland Springs Rd., Cartersville, Ga. 30121.
Please visit www.owenfunerals.com to sign the online guest register.
The family will receive friends at Rowland Springs Baptist Church from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4.
Owen Funeral Home, 12 Collins Drive, Cartersville is in charge of the arrangements.