Eugene Cochran

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Eugene Cochran, 80

Eugene "Gene" Cochran, 80, of Battle Ground, died at 8:07 p.m. Friday, May 11, 2012, at Indiana University Health.

He was born April 16, 1932, in McCoysburg, to the late Roy and Tillie Cochran.

He served in the United States Army from October 28, 1952, to October 27, 1954.

On September 22nd 1956, he married Helen Hickman in Rensselaer. At 16, Gene was sent to Chicago by the Miniature Train Factory to run the train at Marshall Fields. A retired barber, he owned the Clip Joint in Monon from 1959-1975.

He also became a member of the Teamsters hauling steel all over the country including to Chicago for the Sears tower.

He enjoyed all sports, working in his yard and spending time with his grandchildren.

Surviving along with his spouse are his sons, Mark Cochran, wife Barbara, of Lafayette, and Matt Cochran, wife Dawn, of Boswell; two daughters, Lisa Wright, husband Thomas, of West Lafayette, and Lori Bryant, husband Christopher, of West Lafayette; ten grandchildren, Bethany and Whitney Wright, Megan Cotterman (husband Tyler), Robert Cochran (wife Claire) Nathan and Marissa Bryant, Claudia, Owen, Adric and Carolyn Cochran; one great-grandson, Rhett Cochran; and his brother, Paul Cochran, of Rensselaer.

Two brothers, Donald and Glen, and his parents preceded him in death.

Memorial visitation will be from 10-12 p.m., memorial service at 12 p.m. Saturday, May 19, 2012, at Soller-Baker West Lafayette Chapel with Pastor Dwight Monical officiating. Donations can be made to the VFW 1154 in Lafayette. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.soller-baker.com.

Published in the Journal & Courier from May 14 to May 17, 2012
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