Cecil Cochran, 87, passed away Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, at his residence in Franklin.
He was born Sept. 13, 1926, in New Lisbon to Sammie and Nettie (Crockett) Cochran. He married Lorene (Long) Cochran on Sept. 27, 1947.
Survivors include children, Sharen (Mike) Petti of Columbia, Conn., and Connie (Art) Terhune, Karen (Ed) Henry and Sammie (Jana) Cochran, all of Franklin; 15 grandchildren, Israel, Whitney, Hannah, Christopher, Jennifer, Nathan, Josh, Desiree, Jeff, Ron, A.D., Chad, Mandy, Matt and Jeffery; 16 great-grandchildren; and four siblings, Gary (Nellie) Cochran of Fort Myers, Fla., Marie Foster of Dry Ridge, Ky., Joann (Carl) Wethington of Campbellsville, Ky., and Barbara Roundtree of Cincinnati.
He was preceded in passing by his parents; his wife, Lorene; a son, Ronnie Cochran; a daughter, Kim Blackwell; five brothers, Jimmy, James, Estel, T.C. and Wesley Cochran; and two sisters, Delores Angel and Lorene Webb.
Cecil attended school in Kentucky. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving proudly during World War II.
He was employed by Arvin Industries in Franklin as a forklift driver, retiring in the late 1980s after 45 years of service.
Cecil was a member of Shiloh Community Church in Franklin. He enjoyed playing croquet, cornhole and horseshoe pitching. He enjoyed watching the Cincinnati Reds and attending horse races. He truly loved spending time with his family, especially with his grandchildren.
A service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at Flinn & Maguire Funeral Home, 2898 N. Morton St. (U.S. 31 North) in Franklin. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until service time Thursday at the funeral home. Burial with military honors will be at Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin.
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