Mr. Doyle B. Cochran went to be with the Lord on March 30, 2015 in Gainesville, Florida where he had lived with his daughter and son-in-law in recent years. He enjoyed being around his grandchildren and great-grandchildren who visited him frequently.
Mr. Cochran was born March 12, 1926 in Barber, Arkansas, and served in the Philippines during World War II with the U.S. Navy Seabees. He loved the Lord and served as a Gideon for over 40 years where he carried the message of salvation into jails and prisons.
Mr. Cochran was very community oriented and placed a high value on education. He was a faithful supporter of Trevecca Nazarene University. He spent the majority of his working career with Boeing in quality control on many space programs.
Mr. Cochran is survived by his daughter, Carol Blankenship and two sons, Mack Cochran and Doyle Cochran, Jr. He also has a twin brother, Dale Cochran and two sisters, Dorothy Neisler and Lizzie Laura Russell, still living.
He will be laid to rest at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL. Arrangements are in the care of Forest Meadows Funeral Home in Gainesville, FL.
I am so sorry to hear about Doyle’s passing. We always enjoyed hearing his stories about his time working on the space program. He was always upbeat and interested in his great granchildren’s education. I hate that we lived so far apart for the majority of his life and that he was not able to get to know Hunter and Greystone better. Our thoughts and prayers are with all family members.
Robert (Bob), Tracy, Hunter and Greystone Cochran (Neenah, Wi)
I counted Doyle as a friend and was glad to have worked with him on many community projects here in Booneville. He was always such a positive person and looking for the opportunity to say a kind word or offer some assistance. His time in Booneville touched many people. He was very proud of his family and loved to share their accomplishments. Please accept my condolences for your lose.
Doyle was our very good friend for a lot of years, as we worked in the Gideon Ministry trying to win lost souls to Jesus Christ. Doyle will be missed by many for a long time.
Doyle was the first Gideon speaker I had as a Pastor, he set the bar high !! A true man of God that loved to serve his Lord and Savior ! Thank you Brother Doyle see you on the other side !!
I got to be great friends with Doyle thru the Greenwood Church of the Nazarene, My husband and I would go to dinner with him, my son and I visited him at his home, he was just s super man I will truly miss him and all his stories. He was a very smart man and I enjoyed being friends with him. Love and prayers for your healing.