Graveside services will be held at 12:00 P.M., Friday, September 17, 2021 at Andersonville National Cemetery Rostrum, 496 Cemetery Road, Andersonville, Georgia.
Please be mindful that we will adhere to all government recommendations and mandates at all services at this time. We are limiting graveside seating to no more than 10 with masks being strongly encouraged. Other masked attendees are welcomed but will be expected to practice social distancing.
Graveside services, including burials, are likely to be held on ground that is uneven, which is out of the control of Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc. We ask that you take this into consideration when choosing footwear, such as shoes with high, thin heels. Please be advised that Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc. will not be held responsible for injuries at a grave site because of this.
Mr. Cochran was born November 21, 1952 to the late Johnny Cochran, Sr. and the late Cora Bell Everett Cochran in Dooly County, Georgia. He was educated in the public school system of Macon County. He was enlisted in the United States Marine Corp where he served his country with pride and honor.
He was united in holy matrimony to the late Gloria Fross and to this union they were blessed with one daughter. He was the proud father of eight children. After many years of dedicated services he retired as a farmer and mechanic with Freeman Wingard, Marvin Yoder Farms, and Leon Auto Body Shop.
Wilbert was preceded in death by many of his loved ones and friends which include seven siblings, Evelyn Cochran, Rev. Jessie Kendrick, Gussie Cochran, K.C. Cochran Sr. and Johnny Cochran, Jr.
He leaves a legacy of love and many fond memories to his beloved family which include: his children, Michael Joseph Perry, Georgia, Deborah Ann Brown (Rod), Virginia Beach, VI, Shotell Brooks, Lilly Georgia, Courtney Cochran, Marietta, Georgia, Wilbert Cochran, Jr. (Lillian), Perry, Georgia, Jacob Dugger, Jalen Dugger and Zenei West; Eighteen grandchildren; four sisters, Joyce Buckles (Eddie), Margaret Cochran, Bernice Lee, Sandra Davis and Barbara Gail Cochran; one brother, Delacey Cochran (Delois). And a host of beloved niece, nephews, aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends.