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Ronald Kenneth Cochran

May 21, 1949 ~ May 30, 2021 (age 72)

Obituary

    Ronald Kenneth Cochran, 72 born May 21, 1949 in Richton, Mississippi passed away late in the evening May 30, 2021 surrounded by his loved ones. He was a loving husband, father, and Pawpaw. He was a long time resident of the Fort Lake community and spent 30+ years as a civil employee of the US Navy supervising ship building. He was a hard working man who loved his family first, including his dogs. He was the rock of his family who knew they could depend on him no matter what. He loved working in his shop, and was very talented working with his hands. In his later years he invested his time in building a future for his family. He sure was proud of his John Deere tractor. He is preceded in death by parents, Earl and Essie Gean Cochran, devoted uncle and aunt Kenneth & Lucille Pirtle, cherished grandmother Elizabeth Ivy, and son-in-law Robert Ray Strickland. 

    He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 52 years, Jewell Elaine Epps Cochran; daughter, Ronda Elaine Strickland; granddaughter, Brittany Elaine Morris; great-grandson, Fisher Lee Morris; and sister, Karen (Joey) Irby.  He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and friends. 

    Services will be held on Saturday, June 5, 2021 (10am for family and 11am for friends) funeral service will be at 12:00 PM. at Valhalla Memorial Gardens in Semmes, Alabama and laid to rest by the water near his family. Pallbearers will be Ray Musgrove Jr, Barry Musgrove, Shannon Graham, Brandon Legg, Billy Walker, and Rob Tingen. After the services anyone who wishes to join the family for is invited to the home of the departed. 

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
June 5, 2021

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Valhalla Funeral Home
8730 Sims Road
Eight Mile, AL 36613

Funeral Service
Saturday
June 5, 2021

12:00 PM
Valhalla Funeral Home
8730 Sims Road
Eight Mile, AL 36613

Interment following funeral service
Saturday
June 5, 2021

Valhalla Memorial Gardens
8730 Sims Rd
Eight Mile, AL 36613

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