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BOWLING GREEN - Richard "Dick" L. Cochran, 94, of Bowling Green, passed away Dec. 4, 2017, while living at Exceptional Living Center, in Brazil.
He was born on Aug. 1, 1923, in Brazil, the son of Cullen and Fern (McCann) Cochran.
He graduated from Ashboro High School and served his country in the United States Army Artillery. During World War II he served in England, France, South Africa, and Germany. As a civilian he worked as a farmer in the Bowling Green area. In his free time he enjoyed spending time on his pond.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Maxine (Bohannon) Cochran; siblings, Charles Cochran and Sam Cochran; a stepson, Howard Phillip (Phil) Fay; brother-in-law, Richard T. Marshall; sister-in-law, Marjorie Cochran.
He is survived by his sister, Dorothy Cochran Marshall of Ohio; stepdaughter, Louise (Rick) Grisenthwaite of Georgia; stepdaughter-in-law, Beverly Fay; step granddaughters, Tina (Merle) Teskey, Robin (Dan) Dragon, and Kelly Grisenthwaite; step great-grandchildren, Mallory Teskey, Shelby Teskey, Quentin Dragon, Nadia Dragon, and Sylvia Dragon; sister-in-law, Coral Cochran; as well as many nieces, nephews and extended family members. Richard is also survived by a close friend Madonna Foulke.
Visitation will be at French Funeral Home, 421 E. National Ave. Brazil, Indiana 47834, on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Services will be at the funeral home, Friday, at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Rick Marshall officiating. Burial with military services will follow at Fairview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Clay County Humane Society. To light a candle in his memory visit: www.frenchfuneralhome.com
Published on December 5, 2017
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