The funeral service will be conducted at 10:30 A.M., Friday, February 17, 2012 at First Salem Baptist Church, Twin Church Road, Montezuma, Georgia. Interment will follow at 12:00 P.M at Andersonville National Cemetery Rostrum, 494 Cemetery Road, Andersonville, Georgia. Pastor Gabriel Hicks, Oasis World Outreach, Americus, Georgia will officiate.
Kirk Alton Cochran, Sr. was born May 5, 1962 to Frobell Cochran, Sr. and Becky Mae Odom Cochran in Montezuma, Macon County, Georgia. Kirk Cochran, Sr., received his Christian training in the local churches. He was educated in the public school system of Macon County. He was a 1980 graduate of Macon County High School. In September 1980, Kirk Cochran, Sr. enlisted into the U. S. Navy and was honorably discharged in September 1988.
Survivors include his former wife, Rose Marie Gibson-Cochran; five children, Rhashonda Cochran, Amber Cochran, Kirrik Cochran, KeAndre' Cochran, all of Flint, Michigan and Kirk Cochran Jr. of Columbus, Mississippi; grandchild, Tuuri Cochran, Flint, Michigan; a beloved friend with-whom he viewed as his son, Tywann Mann, of Oglethorpe, Georgia; his parents, Frobell and Becky Cochran; nine sisters, Brenda (Elisha) McKenzie, Glenda (Lenoris) Rogers, Patricia Cochran, Sharon Cochran, Valerie Cochran, Priscilla Cochran, Felecia (Gabriel) Hicks, Becquetta (Willie) Fredrick, and Remedios (Andre) Smith; four brothers, Frobell (Corine) Cochran, Ferdinand Cochran, Daron (Charlene) Cochran, and James Cochran, Sr.; four sisters-in-law, Lane Alexander, Tamara (Willie) Alexander, Leslie (George) Colston, and Beverly (Lucious) Swanigan; four brothers-in-law, Caron Gibson, Cornelious (Marion) Gibson, Troy Gibson, and Charles (Shantel) Gibson; aunts, Bernice (Kenneth) Johnson of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Mary Harris of Warner Robins, Georgia; along with a host of nieces and nephews other relatives and friends.
- Tennille(Saturday, February 18 12 03:30 pm EST)
I wish that I could be telling you this in person, instead of writing it under your obituary, even though I have told you many times in the past, I wish that I just had one more time to say "I LOVE YOU SO MUCH." Although we are hurtin right now without you, the kids and I are going to be strong and celebrate your homegoing with the wonderful fun memories that you deposited in our memory bank.
- Sondra Smith(Saturday, February 18 12 10:00 am EST)
Sondra and James Smith.. May you rest in peace... To the Family be blessed and know that it is well with thee.... May God comfort you during your time of sorrow... Be Blessed
- DEBORAH(Friday, February 17 12 07:22 pm EST)
TO PRICILLA (OUR CLASSMATE 1981 MCHS) AND THE ENTIRE COCHRAN FAMILY, ONLY GOD KNOWS HOW TO COMFORT YOU JUST KNOW DEBORAH AND VICTOR ARE PRAYING AND ASKING GOD TO GIVE YOU STRENGTH.
- Courtney James Watkins (Creative Photography)(Friday, February 17 12 08:31 am EST)
John 14:1-4..............I wish to extend my heartfelt condolences!
- Macon County High School(Friday, February 17 12 08:19 am EST)
With deepest sympathy.....Macon County High School, Class of 2003.
- Beth Phelps(Thursday, February 16 12 11:38 pm EST)
Daron it just sadden me to hear about the passing of your brother.I am so soory for your lost stay strong and keep the FAITH you are the one that gone to have to keep the family together with all your jokes and story at the family gathering ,I know that you can do it .Hang in their and everything will be alright love you
- Pamela (Shelley) Roy(Thursday, February 16 12 10:47 pm EST)
Kirk, I will never forget your vibrant spirit and your beautiful smile. You will be greatly missed! May God comfort and strength your family.
- Angela Hardage Lester(Thursday, February 16 12 10:36 pm EST)
I was so sorry to hear of Kirk's passing. Kirk & I were classmates and graduated together at MCHS in 1980. He was always a great guy and a fun classmate! My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
- PATRICIA WALKER(Thursday, February 16 12 03:56 pm EST)
TO THE COCHRAN FAMILY, HOLD ON TO GOD'S UNCHANGING HAND GOD HAS CALL ANOTHER ONE OF HIS CHILDREN HOME TO BE WITH HIM. REMEMBER THE GOOD TIMES THAT YOU ALL HAD WHILE HE WAS HERE ON EARTH I KNOW IT'S SO HARD TO SAY GOODBYE BUT GOD WILL KEEP HIS ARMS AROUND THE FAMILY, REST IN PEACE KIRK. PATRICIA WALKER AND FAMILY
- Gisela Coley(Thursday, February 16 12 03:31 pm EST)
To: James Cochran, Sr and Family
Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel about Kirk. Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss…our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. We are here to support you in your grieving process. With sincere sympathy
Donza and Fredrick Foster, Brenda and Jesse Tyson, and Gisela Coley and Family
- Deo, Corey, James II, Keldrik, Dee, and Brandon(Thursday, February 16 12 02:50 pm EST)
To: Rose and Kids and the Entire Cochran Family
Healing moves at its own pace. I know your heart is aching and I am truly sorry for the loss for our brother, Kirk. In ways we do not understand, our loved one will be present in our lives forever. Keep the faith and love will lead you through this horrible pain. My condolences.
- Edward and Twana Raines(Thursday, February 16 12 12:57 pm EST)
Daron,We are very sorry for the loss of your brother. Please know that you and your family will be in our prayers.God bless and keep all of you near for support and love.
- Barbara Washington-Duncan(Thursday, February 16 12 10:00 am EST)
To the Cochran Family: Kirk will be greatly missed. I am so happy I got a chance to meet and enjoy my classmate at the last class reunion. Kirk was a great guy and fun to be around and that had not changed over the years. May the family find comfort during this time in family, friends and the power of prayer. With deepest sympathy for your loss.
- Mindy Roess(Wednesday, February 15 12 09:44 pm EST)
To the Cochran family, we are sorry for your loss and are honored to have had the opportunity to work with and know Kirk. He will be dearly missed.
With deepest sympathy,
Mindy Roess and his extended family at Plus One
- Fannie Mae Valentine(Wednesday, February 15 12 06:44 pm EST)
To the entire Cochran Family, especially my Daron and Charlene, You have our deepest sympathy. May God continue to be with you and Bless each of you in your time of sorrow. Sincerely Fannie Mae
- Bianca Kaigler(Wednesday, February 15 12 05:17 pm EST)
Uncle Kirk....how do i say goodbye 2 wut we had....the good times that made us laugh out weighed the bad....i dnt know where this road is going 2 lead all i know is where we been and wut we been through and it's not going to b the same without u. I am glad that Katrice and I had a uncle like u in our lives....you always encouraged us to put our best foot forward and for that i wanna say thank u....Family gatherings will neva b da same i look forward 2 u and uncle daron to entertain us every year....well guess i'll see u when i get there until then R.i.p and ur memories will live on through the whole Cochran Family.....and to my family Earth has no sorrow that heaven can NOT heal....so lets continue 2 be strong 4 each other and pray 4 each other cause a family that prayes together stays together....Love Yall So Much! #Bianca (Bunk)
- Michelle(Wednesday, February 15 12 05:12 pm EST)
I'm absolutely stunned and shocked about this news I am at a lost for words...I just spoke with you Kirk a week or so ago about starting your boot camp in March..I'm in denial calling you waiting to hear you on the other end of the phone, I'm surely going to miss you and I'm just thankful for God placing you in my life I bragged so much on my trainer and everyone knew you was the best,I'm going to miss your jokes and laughs and you saying when I ask how much you gone charge me to work out "we'll work something out" I don't know what happened or how but although you will truly truly be missed you are surely in a better place..I love You Kirk "bleep bleep" Cochran as you would say...with luv Miss Michelle
- Gale Jones(Wednesday, February 15 12 03:09 pm EST)
Daron, Charlene and family, my prayers are with you at this time.
- Janice & Al Stewart(Wednesday, February 15 12 02:37 pm EST)
Daron, Charlene and Family
Al and I are sorry to hear about Kirk. We will keep you and all of the family in our prayers. Please accept our sympathy.
- rick harris(Wednesday, February 15 12 01:58 pm EST)
my friend, Americus Fire Dept
- Earnestine Furlough James(Wednesday, February 15 12 11:50 am EST)
To the Cochran family, deepest sorrow. Kirk will be dearly missed.
- Shirley Kendrick(Wednesday, February 15 12 10:44 am EST)
To the Cochran Family, you all have my deepest sympathy am so sorry for your lost my Prayers goes out to the entire family & be strong because God is surely able.
- mia smith(Wednesday, February 15 12 10:21 am EST)
Well Uncle Kirk I'm so Happy My kids and I had time to spend time with you while u was here with use.You was a good uncle to me even when you talk bout my yaki 30 B No matter what it will never be another uncle that can take your place. You made me laugh when I didn't think it was a reason to laugh you made me drive to Atlanta when I told u I never drove there before and u went to sleep half way there.Our Family events will not be the same cause u not with use to make use laugh. But I want u to know I LOVE U Always And Forever R.I.P. Uncle Kirk Love Your Niece Mia
- Ejiroghene Eghwofobe(Wednesday, February 15 12 09:29 am EST)
Uncle Kirk I still can't believe you're gone. I feel incredibly blessed to have known you for 27 years. Thank you for making me laugh, giving me nutrition advice and unconditional love. I'm going to miss you calling me "Eggy" in that silly voice of yours. I'm going to miss seeing your handsome face. I'm going to miss complimenting you on your incredible fashion sense. Thank you for teaching me about No Doubt(I'm walking in the spiderwebs) and always telling me how smart I am. Thank you for supporting me when I talked to you about the zillionth diet I was trying and encouraging me to never give up on myself. You were a great uncle and an amazing person. Family gatherings will not be the same without you making us laugh and hogging all of the spot light. I LOVE YOU. I MISS YOU and I can't wait to see you again when the time comes. We will NEVER forget you Uncle Kirk. Love Always, your niece "Eggy"
- DeAngelo Norris(Wednesday, February 15 12 08:49 am EST)
Kirk, you will be missed. Thank you for sharing your life with us. I am thankful that we had a chance to spend time together recently after many years of not seeing each other. Thank you cousin for all of the fun that we all had in Montezuma when we were children, and the fun that we shared as adults. I still want to borrow that suit you wore to the Anniversary Celebration! You have already paid the debt that we all must pay one day. See you on the other side.....
- Kebresha Stafford(Wednesday, February 15 12 06:25 am EST)
Well Uncle Kirk it has been an EXTREMELY AMAZING TIME WITH YOU IN OUR LIFE! You did not always know what to say but you did know how to make us laugh! For the past few days our family has done alot of crying and very little laughing. Nothing in the world could have prepared us for your lost,it is an ULTIMATE GUARANTEE THAT OUR FAMILY WILL NEVER BE THE SAME. I CAN HONESTLY SAY THAT OUR LOVE FOR YOU IS UNEXPLAINABLE & will never be replaced. love your niece Kebresha