John Robert Cochran
Went to be with his Lord
May 2, 2006
John Robert Cochran was known as "Bob" to family and friends (he liked "Bob" because you spell it the same way both forward and backward. One "o" please.) Bob was born in his parents' home on February 1, 1915, the second of seven children (who are all still living). That made him 80+11 when the Lord called him home.
Bob met Alice in 1934, while they were both attending Oregon State University. They were married August 9, 1937 and loved each other for over 70 years. They were a testimony of love to family and friends, and a really cute couple... he was 5'17" and she is 5'4".
Bob led a full an happy life. He was a WWII naval officer, and served at Midway Island. He loved music, had a beautiful bass voice and was a church choir director for many years. From 1946 to 1952 he owned the MM Department Store in Medford. He sold the store in 1952 and bought a farm in Central Point. He liked farming so much that he bought a coconut, cacao, and coffee plantation in the South Pacific. When his children were grown, Bob became a real estate broker and building contractor until he retired in 1990.
The loves of Bob's life were his Lord and his family. He is survived by his wife Alice; their three sons and daughters-in-law, Craig and Linda, Jim and Tammy, Andy and Darlene, four grandchildren, with one in heaven and four great grandchildren.
Above all else, Bob loved his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Though his family and friends will miss him, we celebrate that he is whole and singing again in heaven's choir... maybe even directing.