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William D. Cochran Jr.: Jan. 28, 2019

COLUMBUS — William David Cochran Jr., age 67, of Buena Vista, died on Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, at Midtown Medical Center in Columbus. A native of Sumter County, he was born March 9, 1951, to Mary Evelyn Cochran and the late William David Cochran Sr. He was a teacher and football coach for over 43 years and was a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity. He enjoyed his time as a deejay for WISK in Americus and also tending to his saltwater aquarium. Most importantly, he was a proud papa of two grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, at the Chattahoochee County Middle School Gymnasium in Cusseta with the Rev. Joy Wilson and the Rev Bill Harris officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, at Greg Hancock Funeral Chapel in Americus.

Survivors include his wife, Gina Cochran of Buena Vista; mother, Mary Evelyn Cochran of Buena Vista; two daughters and a son-in-law: Carly Cochran of Carrollton, and Ashley Cochran Thayer and her husband Jason of Suwannee; and a son and daughter-in-law, William David Cochran III and his wife Taylor of Prattville, Ala. Also surviving are two grandchildren: Aubrey Thayer and Andrew Thayer; and a sister and brother-in-law, Vicki and Jim Moyd of Newnan.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Union United Methodist Church, in care of Jean Powell, 952 Harts Mill Road, Buena Vista GA 31803.

You may sign the online guest book and share your memories at www.greghancockfuneralchapel.com.

Greg Hancock Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.