1st Sgt. Ret. Thomas Franklin Cochran(1931 - 2013)

1st Sgt. Ret. Thomas F. Cochran

1st Sgt. Retired, Thomas Franklin Cochran, age 82 of Clarksville, died Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.

Mr. Cochran was born December 13, 1931 in Lyon County, KY to the late James Everett Cochran and Zeffie Harper Cochran. He was also preceded in death by his son, Gregory Alan Cochran.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 16, at 12 p.m., at Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Chapel, with Pastor Larry Riley officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday, October 15th from 4-7 p.m., and on Wednesday from 11 a.m. until the hour of service at the funeral home. Burial will be at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery - West in Hopkinsville, KY.

Thomas was retired from the US Army, having served in the Korean War and the Vietman Conflict. He was also retired from Civil Service, for a total of 55 years with the US Government. He was president of the 24th Infantry Korean War Association.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Jackie Cochran of Clarksville; one son, Terry (Cindy) Cochran of Clarksville; two daughters, Marviene Cochran of Clarksville and Monika Arnett of Seattle, WA; two brothers, James Cochran and Phillip Cochran; two sisters, Stella Norris and Deatta Holland; and five grandchildren, Gary Farrington, Kyle Farrington, Scott Cochran, Elizabeth Cochran and TC Cochran.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Korean Veterans Association, P.O. Box 407, Charleston, IL 61920-0407.

Arrangements entrusted to Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home, 1510 Madison Street, Clarksville, TN 37040; (931) 645-6488. Online condolences may be made at www.neal-tarpley.com.


Funeral Home

Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home
1510 Madison Street Clarksville, TN 37040
(931) 645-6488

Published in The Leaf Chronicle on Oct. 15, 2013