OBITUARY

Walter George Cochran

December 12, 1933June 10, 2019

Walter George Cochran, 85, of Ooltewah, passed away after a brief illness on Monday, June 10, 2019.

Walter was born in St. Petersburg, Florida and raised in various places being part of a military family. He graduated from high school in Georgia and learned many farming and forestry skills at his grandfather’s farm. He was an Air Force Veteran and graduated from Georgia Tech with a Mechanical Engineering degree. He worked at several paper mill companies in Ohio and Tennessee and retired from Rock-Tenn “Westrock” Paper Manufacturing as the Plant Engineer. His hobbies included woodworking and being outdoors, was an avid snow skier and tennis player, and loved beach vacations at Hilton Head Island

He was preceded in death by his wife, Myrtle Cochran; parents, Lloyd and Dorothy Cochran; and sister, Gladys Benefield.

Surviving are his children, Jane (Terry) Rohr, Judy (Frank) Turner and Mark (Dana) Cochran; grandchildren, Lauren (Luke) Barnette, Brittany Rohr, John Turner, Brock (Amanda) Turner, Robert Turner, Emily Cochran and Holly Cochran; great-granddaughter, Olivia; brother, Eugene Cochran; and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 PM on Thursday, June 13th at the funeral home followed by a 3 PM Funeral Service at the funeral home with Rev. Wayland Stewart officiating.

A Graveside Service will be at 11:30 AM Friday, June 14, 2019 at Holly Hills Cemetery in Fairburn, Georgia.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Georgia Tech Scholarship Fund (Georgia Tech Alumni Association, Attn: Scholarships, 190 North Avenue, N.W., Atlanta, Georgia 30313 or www.gtalumni.org).

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, June 13, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, June 13, 2019
  • Graveside Service Friday, June 14, 2019

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René Long

June 12, 2019

I was so sorry to hear of Mr. Walter’s passing. I have been cleaning his and Ms. Myrtle’s house for several years. They both were such sweet people and their love for each other was obvious. I’m glad they are both reunited. I will miss him.

René Long
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Mike and Kim Harrelson

June 12, 2019

We were so saddened to hear of Walter’s passing. We didn’t know that he hadn’t been well and enjoyed talking with him at Lucille’s funeral. We will always remember him as the technology whiz who made us dvds full of memories. We enjoyed exchanging Christmas cards with him every year. He will be missed by many.

sandra carter

June 12, 2019

I played tennis with Myrtle and Walter for many years and enjoyed both of them so much.
They were part of our tennis "tribe" and we enjoyed many parties and get togethers over the years.

Walter was a true gentleman, soft spoken, always kind and had such a sweet smile.

My heart is sad that he is gone but now he is with Myrtle again and I am happy for them both.

so grateful for the memories we all shared over the years.

Sandy Carter

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Biography

Walter George Cochran, 85, of Ooltewah, passed away after a brief illness on Monday, June 10, 2019.

Walter was born in St. Petersburg, Florida and raised in various places being part of a military family. He graduated from high school in Georgia and learned many farming and forestry skills at his grandfather’s farm. He was an Air Force Veteran and graduated from Georgia Tech with a Mechanical Engineering degree. He worked at several paper mill companies in Ohio and Tennessee and retired from Rock-Tenn “Westrock” Paper Manufacturing as the Plant Engineer. His hobbies included woodworking and being outdoors, was an avid snow skier and tennis player, and loved beach vacations at Hilton Head Island

He was preceded in death by his wife, Myrtle Cochran; parents, Lloyd and Dorothy Cochran; and sister, Gladys Benefield.

Surviving are his children, Jane (Terry) Rohr, Judy (Frank) Turner and Mark (Dana) Cochran; grandchildren, Lauren (Luke) Barnette, Brittany Rohr, John Turner, Brock (Amanda) Turner, Robert Turner, Emily Cochran and Holly Cochran; great-granddaughter, Olivia; brother, Eugene Cochran; and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 PM on Thursday, June 13th at the funeral home followed by a 3 PM Funeral Service at the funeral home with Rev. Wayland Stewart officiating.

A Graveside Service will be at 11:30 AM Friday, June 14, 2019 at Holly Hills Cemetery in Fairburn, Georgia.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Georgia Tech Scholarship Fund (Georgia Tech Alumni Association, Attn: Scholarships, 190 North Avenue, N.W., Atlanta, Georgia 30313 or www.gtalumni.org).