Col. Franklin Harold Cochran
Feb. 4, 1943 – Feb. 15, 2017 COL (R) Franklin Harold Cochran, 74, of Madison, passed away Wednesday. COL Cochran grew up in Corning, Arkansas and graduated from Corning High School. He also graduated from the University of Arkansas. During his military career, he received his MBA from Tulane University and graduated from CGSC and ICAF. He served in Vietnam, Germany and Korea, in addition to the US. During his service, he was Commander of KAMS in Korea and the Seneca Army Depot in New York. After his military career, he worked as a systems analyst with the Javelin Project for S. COL Cochran was a philatelist, active in Demolay, a Freemason, a member of the Huntsville Kiwanis Club and was the first Sidney Sandridge Shepherd of the Year at Ford's Chapel UMC for his volunteer service following the 2011 tornados. A wonderful, loving husband, father, and grandfather, family was very important to him. An humble man, he was a mentor and a strong influence on many lives and will be missed by many. Survivors include wife, Betty Lane Cochran; a daughter, Hallie Cochran Jarvis and husband, Steven Walter Jarvis, of Fayetteville, AR; a son, Paul Jefferson Cochran of Madison, AL; a grandson, Daniel Franklin Jarvis of Fayetteville, AR; and a sister, Kay Cochran Asher of Corning, AR. Visitation will be from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sunday at Ford's Chapel United Methodist Church. A memorial service will follow at 4:00 p.m. with Dorothy Ann Webster officiating. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery. ( www.laughlinservice.com ) In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alabama Scottish Rite Foundation, PO Box 101235, Birmingham, AL 35210.
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