Sunday, May 20, 2012

Robert Cochran - Atwood

Robert Cochran

ATWOOD – Robert E. Cochran, 86, of Atwood passed away at 1:55 p.m. Wednesday (May 16, 2012) at the Arthur Home, Arthur.
Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday, May 21, followed by a 2 p.m. Masonic Service at Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, 66 East U.S. Highway 36, Atwood.
Graveside and military services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Mackville Cemetery, Atwood, with the Rev. Al Rennert officiating.
Mr. Cochran was born Oct. 14, 1925, in Lovington, the son of Elmer Allen and Mabel Bailey Cochran. He married Mary Belle Eckel on Oct. 4, 1947, in Decatur. She survives.
Other survivors include a daughter, Patricia Lynn Connour of Decatur; two granddaughters, Malora (Doug) Snyder of Atwood and Lashelle (Mike) Plank of Arthur; and six great-grandchildren.
Mr. Cochran was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son, Danny Wayne Cochran; one sister and one brother.
Bob retired in 1990 from Caterpillar in Decatur after 35 years of service. He was a World War II Army veteran. Bob was a 50-year member of the Atwood and Lovington Masonic Lodges, where he served as a past master and currently chaplain. He was a member of the UAW No. 751 in Decatur. He was a Past Patron of the Lovington Order of the Eastern Star.
Memorials are suggested to the Humane Society or a pet shelter of the donor's choice.
Online condolences to the family may be sent to: hilligossshraderfh.com.
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