OBITUARY

William C. "Bill" Cochran

August 25, 1934January 3, 2019
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William C. “Bill” Cochran, 84 years of age passed away on January 3, 2019. He was born August 25, 1934 in New Albany, Indiana to the late William Lee and Irene (Stackhouse) Cochran. Bill was a 1953 graduate of New Albany High School and began his career as a Floyd County Deputy Sheriff. He was elected Floyd County Clerk in 1966 and served as Indiana State Representative of District 72 for 34 years from 1974 to 2008. During this time he was also a Southern Indiana realtor and worked for Louisville Paving. Bill was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church, FOP #99, Masonic Jefferson Lodge #104, Redmen Club, and Elks Lodge, all in New Albany. He served as Assistant to the Chancellor at Indiana University Southeast and was the former President of the New Albany Little League. Bill was a two time recipient of the Sagamore of the Wabash Award, received an Honorary Doctorate Degree and the Chancellor’s Medallion Award from Indiana University Southeast, and is a member of the New Albany High School Hall of Fame. Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Judy Bocard Cochran; children, Sherry Lee Cochran, Rex Charles Cochran, Richard “Rick” Cochran (Mary Beth); sister, June Lee Quinn; grandchildren, Meagan Elizabeth Donald (Scott), Molly Ann McDonald (J.J.), Maria Nicole Harritt (Hunter), Melinda Kathleen Cochran, Braidy Charles Cochran, Cory James Cochran (Alyssa), Andrea Lynn Stuthers (Scot); and 6 great grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm Sunday and 11:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday at Kraft Funeral Service, 708 E. Spring Street, New Albany, Indiana. His Funeral Service will be held 3:00 pm Monday at the funeral home chapel with entombment to follow at Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park in New Albany, Indiana.

The family requests expressions of sympathy to Guerin Woods or the Providence House, 8037 Unruh Drive, Georgetown, Indiana 47122. www.guerininc.org

Online condolences may be made to www.kraftfuneralservice.net

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, January 6, 2019
  • Masonic Service Sunday, January 6, 2019
  • Visitation Monday, January 7, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, January 7, 2019
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William C. "Bill" Cochran

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Russ Stilwell

January 4, 2019

I served with Bill in the Indiana House for 14 years. He was my seatmate, sitting directly behind me for my last eight years. He was a Hoosier through and through. For four months of the year I saw him every day and sought his advise and direction. He was funny, smart and always wanted to do what was right for our State. R.I.P. my friend.

Russ Stilwell
Boonville, IN

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Biography

William C. “Bill” Cochran, 84 years of age passed away on January 3, 2019. He was born August 25, 1934 in New Albany, Indiana to the late William Lee and Irene (Stackhouse) Cochran. Bill was a 1953 graduate of New Albany High School and began his career as a Floyd County Deputy Sheriff. He was elected Floyd County Clerk in 1966 and served as Indiana State Representative of District 72 for 34 years from 1974 to 2008. During this time he was also a Southern Indiana realtor and worked for Louisville Paving. Bill was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church, FOP #99, Masonic Jefferson Lodge #104, Redmen Club, and Elks Lodge, all in New Albany. He served as Assistant to the Chancellor at Indiana University Southeast and was the former President of the New Albany Little League. Bill was a two time recipient of the Sagamore of the Wabash Award, received an Honorary Doctorate Degree and the Chancellor’s Medallion Award from Indiana University Southeast, and is a member of the New Albany High School Hall of Fame.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Judy Bocard Cochran; children, Sherry Lee Cochran, Rex Charles Cochran, Richard “Rick” Cochran (Mary Beth); sister, June Lee Quinn; grandchildren, Meagan Elizabeth Donald (Scott), Molly Ann McDonald (J.J.), Maria Nicole Harritt (Hunter), Melinda Kathleen Cochran, Braidy Charles Cochran, Cory James Cochran (Alyssa), Andrea Lynn Stuthers (Scot); and 6 great grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm Sunday and 11:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday at Kraft Funeral Service, 708 E. Spring Street, New Albany, Indiana. His Funeral Service will be held 3:00 pm Monday at the funeral home chapel with entombment to follow at Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park in New Albany, Indiana.

The family requests expressions of sympathy to Guerin Woods or the Providence House, 8037 Unruh Drive, Georgetown, Indiana 47122. www.guerininc.org

Online condolences may be made to www.kraftfuneralservice.net