Pauls Valley, OK, Pauls Valley Democrat

April 23, 2014

Fred E. Cochran


Pauls Valley Democrat

Pauls Valley, Oklahoma — Fred E. Cochran of Pauls Valley passed away April 20, 2014 in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma at the age of 74 years.

Fred was born September 21, 1939 in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma to Ray Preston and Mary Elizabeth (Williams) Cochran.

He was raised in Pauls Valley, and was a Boy Scout and earned the honor of Eagle Scout. He attended Pauls Valley Schools and is a graduate from Pauls Valley High School. After high school he joined the United States Army and is a Veteran of the Korean War.

On August 22, 1964 he and Gwendolyn Sue Simmons were married in Pauls Valley. They had one daughter Paula Sue (Cochran) Williams.

Fred worked for 33 years for the Southern Oklahoma Resource Center, until his retirement. Pauls Valley has been his home all of his life where he enjoyed farming, camping, arrowhead hunting and making the garage sales, and just being outdoors.

His grandson, Treston, was his pride and joy. Fred would listen on the radio to Treston’s ball games in which he was playing.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ray P. and Mary E. Cochran; his wife of 44 years Gwendolyn Sue (Simmons) Cochran; two brothers, Howard Cochran, as an infant, and James Preston Cochran; and two sisters, Judith Cochran and Betty Miller.

Surviving family include his daughter and her husband, Paula and Tim Williams; a grandson, Treston Ray Williams, all of Pauls Valley; two sisters and their husbands: Evelyn and Harvest Riedt of Amarillo, Texas, and Janice and Joe Dulin of Glenpool, Oklahoma; sister-in-law, Mary Cochran of Ada; and brother-in-law, Merl Miller of Stillwater, Oklahoma; brothers and sisters-in-law: Bobby and Phillis Simmons of Shawnee, Oklahoma, and Fred and Mary Lou Simmons of Elmore City, Oklahoma; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Stufflebean-Coffey Chapel of Remembrance officiated by Rev. Peggy D. Farris.

Interment will be at the Whitebead Cemetery under the direction of Stufflebean-Coffey Funeral Home.

We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the family’s guestbook at www.stufflebeanfuneralhome.com.