Robert "Bobby" L. Cochran

March 13, 1936May 5, 2013

Robert L. “Bobby” Cochran, 77, his journey ended on Sunday, May 5, 2013 at noon, surrounded by his family. Graveside services and a celebration of his life will be held on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 4:00 Macon Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. Joe McDaniel and the Rev. Phillip Bakon his dear friend officiating. The family will meet friends on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 from 3:00 p.m. to service time at Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to Musella Baptist Church, P.O. Box 56, Musella, GA 31066 or Evercare Hospice, 4875 Riverside Dr., Suite 104, Macon GA 31210.

He was born in Crawford, County to the late Grover Cleveland and Hattie Lee Cochran. Mr. Cochran was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Lauren Rebecca (Becki) Baggett, two brothers, Thomas and Julius Cochran, and sister, Lois C. Reeves. He was a member of Musella Baptist Church and former member of Roberta Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and Lizella Methodist Church. Bobby was a graduate of Dudley Hughes High School and attended Central Georgia Technical College and Macon State College. He was state licensed in barbering, electrical, construction heating and air. Mr. Cochran was a veteran of the United States Army having served in the Korean Conflict. He served on the Crawford County Board of Education from October 1975 to March 1982. While on the Board of Education he was afforded the honor of presenting his only child with her high school diploma.

He was the first employee of Coliseum Park Hospital, where he served as chief plant engineer and supervised the construction of the hospital and he also, served as chief plant engineer of the Middle Georgia Hospital. He was past president of Southeastern Power Engineers Association, Past patron of the Eastern Star, Past Master of the Masonic Order, former member of Scottish Rite and Al Sihah Shrine. Bobby was also very active with Crawford County 4-H Club as an adult leader and was past member of the Lions Club of Crawford County, member of Crawford County Retired Educators, GA Farm Bureau and AARP.

He is survived by his loving wife of fifty eight years, Betty S. Cochran of Roberta, daughter, Robin C. (Robert) Rushing of Roberta, three grandchildren, Bradley W. (Brad) Baggett (Angela) of Knoxville, Brandelyn B. (Brandi) Smith (James) of Warner Robins, Elizabeth L. (Betti) Monroe (Kamron) of Knoxville, Nathan (Lyndsay) Rushing of Macon, Robin (Dustin) Smith of Lanett, AL, three great grandchildren, Taylor, Reagan and Hunter Baggett of Knoxville, and soon to be, baby Noah Monroe of Knoxville.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Brad Stevens for his many years of care and Evercare Hospice for the loving care provided.

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Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery has charge of the arrangements.


  • Visitation Wednesday, May 8, 2013
  • Graveside Service Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Robert "Bobby" L. Cochran

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Amelia Spillers

June 8, 2013

Betty, I was so sorry to hear about your loss. I hope that your grief will fade, quickly, and be replaced by only happy memories of your time with Bobby. You're in my thoughts and prayers.

May 10, 2013

Robin, I am sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Dawn O'Neal Fort Valley

Lynicki Hollingshed

May 8, 2013

Mrs. Cochran, I am truly sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.

May 8, 2013

Betty , Robin, Brad and family. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you on this sad occasion. Sorry I was unable to attend the funeral due to having eye surgery. Russell and Evelyn Harris

May 8, 2013

Aunt Betty, Robin(Sis),and family,words cannot begin to express my sympathy to you and family! Uncle Bobby was an inspiration to me.He gave me my first opportunity for my life-long profession with a little push from you Aunt Betty! I will always miss his special personality and his cute little jokes! I Love You All and you know I'm ALWAYS here for you! Andrea

May 8, 2013

Betty,Robin and family,I always thought soo much of Bobby. He was such a sweet, kind person and made me laugh alot! He was a really good cousin! My thoughts and prayers are with you all,I Love You All, Lida Jo

Kim ( Skelton) Fowler

May 8, 2013

Robin and family, I know that I have not seen you in a while, but know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

May 8, 2013

Betty, Robin, Brad and Family
I am so sorry to hear of Bobby's passing. I'll always remember him to be such a sweet and kind man. You'll are in my thoughts and prayers
Barbara Davidson


May 8, 2013

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.

May 8, 2013

We are so sorry for your loss. Mr Cochran was a great man and will be missed. Love Lisa and Diane @ Dr. Stevens Office