Gerald Wayne Cochran passed away early on Sept. 14, 2007 at his residence in Pflugerville, Texas. Gerald was born on March 3, 1949 in San Marcos, Texas, to Dorothy Nell and Edgar Lee Cochran. His dad was career Air Force, so his early school years were spent at Hickman AFB in Honolulu and at Wagner Robbins AFB in Georgia. He graduated from Lockhart High School in 1967 and from Southwest Texas State in San Marcos three years later.
He is survived by his loving wife, Barbara; his children, Bree, Brett, Brad and wife Holly, Brandon and wife Ashley, Rachel, Josh and wife Lindsey, and Jason and wife Tera; and nine grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters, Peggy Franks and Janet Hutchenson; brothers, Gary “Roach” Cochran,Donald Cochran and Terry Cochran; and numerous nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy; his father, Edgar; and his son, Michael.
Gerald recently retired from service for the State of Texas as a coach and teacher followed by several many years of service for the State Treasury and the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.
Gerald’s passions were his love of life, his family, and his appreciation for the outdoors. He was forever teaching all of us the many things life has to offer.
The family wishes to thank all of you who have kept us in your thoughts and prayers, and a special thanks to Dr. Brenda Towell, Dr. Shannon Cox and Dr. Robert Cline. God richly blessed all of us by letting us have Gerald for 58 years, and he will be greatly missed by all his family and friends.
A memorial service was held on Monday, Sept. 17 at 10 a.m. at Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements under the care and direction of Cook-Walden/Capital Parks.
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