The Duncan Banner

August 28, 2013

Bob H. Cochran

Oct. 27, 1929 — Aug. 26, 2013


The Duncan Banner

Lawton — Bob H. Cochran was born Oct. 27, 1929, in Seminole, the son of Thomas Howard and Edna Opal Surginier Cochran. He completed this life Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, at the age of 83.

Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, at the funeral home. Memorial service will be 11:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 30, in the Chapel of the Vondel L. Smith Mortuary North, 13125 N. MacArthur Blvd.

Bob served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. Bob retired from Tinker Air Force Base, where he worked for many years as a avionics electrician. He and his family were members of Church of the Servant.

He is survived by his daughter, Bobbie J. Hartpence and her husband Jeff of Guthrie; his friend and former wife, Mary Jane Cochran of Guthrie; his grandchildren: Kelli Basinger and her husband Jason of Broken Arrow, J.C. Hartpence of Wichita, Kan., and Justin Hartpence and his wife Tashea of Dayton, Ore.; his great-grandchildren: Noah, Gracelyn and Hannah Basinger, Samantha Shelton, Paige Hartpence, Titus and Lillian Hartpence; his brother, Harold Cochran and his wife Janelle of Perryton, Texas; his nephews: Mark and Gregg Cochran; his nieces: Gina Smith, Claudia Short and Cynthia Mathis.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother, John P. Cochran.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to O-State Equine Assisted Therapy (www.ostateequine.org) or the Regional Foodbank.