Mr. William B. Cochran, Jr., 57 of Madison, died on Saturday, May 5, 2012. Bill was a lifelong resident of Morgan County. He was born on August 3, 1954 to William B. Cochran, Sr. and Jane Beckham Cochran. He graduated from Morgan County High School in 1972 and also received a degree from Athens Technical College. Bill was married to Jennifer Bone Cochran and together they raised two children, Mary Ann and Bo. Bill was a member of Madison Baptist Church. He was a former President of the Morgan County High School Touchdown Club and remained very involved with Morgan County football. He was retired from the City of Madison Fire Department where he served this community for over thirty years. Bill began working at Richter-Cochran in 1973. He remained there until 1999 and served as President during the last years. In 1999, Bill made a career change. He turned his hobby of woodworking into a successful business building cabinets. Bill was a master craftsman, meticulous in his work. He was an avid UGA fan and enjoyed trips to the beach but Bill was happiest when he was surrounded by his family.
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Bill Cochran, Jr. is survived by his wife, Jennifer Bone Cochran and two children; a daughter, Mary Ann Cochran and her fiancé, Allen Orr and a son, William Beverly "Bo" Cochran, III. Bill also leaves a sister, Nancy Rozier & David of Warner Robins and a brother, Ricky Cochran of Madison.
The funeral service will be Tuesday at 11am at Madison Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Morgan County High School Touchdown Club or to Madison Baptist Church.
A.E. Carter Funeral Home has care of arrangements.
Published in Athens Banner-Herald on May 8, 2012