Freeman Willard Cochran Sr.
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Freeman Willard Cochran Sr., 90, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, at his home in Jasper. Freeman was born in Cleburne County, Ala. He served in the Army during World War II, spending a deployment in the Aleutian Islands of the Alaskan Peninsula. Freeman spent most of his working life in the coal mining industry, retiring from Segco Mines in 1984. In his spare time he fished, worked on lawn mowers and tended a garden every summer. Later in life, Freeman enjoyed watching westerns, visiting with family and reminiscing about his childhood on the Tallapoosa River. He was a member of Farmstead Baptist Church and UMWA District 20, Local 1288.

Freeman is survived by his wife of 64 years, Margie Estus Cochran; son, Freeman (Ann) Willard Cochran Jr.; daughters, Cheryl (Rick) Cochran Allison and Kaye (Eric) Cochran Nail; sister, Gladys Cochran McElroy; sisters-in-law, Sybil Cochran and Marlene Keeton; grandchildren, Matt (Lisa) Allison, Cari Beth (Josh) Allison Ingle, Christopher Cochran, Nicholas Nail, and Erica Nail; great-grandchildren, Dougie and Lucy Allison, and Brady and Blake Ingle; and many special nieces, nephews and extended family. Freeman was a loving husband, father and friend to all who knew him.

Freeman is preceded in death by his father, General Lee Cochran; mother, Lonnie Thrower Cochran Bell; brothers, Melvin Cochran, Fornie Cochran and Garvis Cochran; and sister, Grace Cochran Morrison.

Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at Farmstead Baptist Church in Jasper. The funeral will be held immediately following visitation at 2 p.m. The Rev. Don Graham and the Rev. Ernie Price will officiate. Kilgore-Green Funeral Home will direct.

In lieu of flowers, donate in his memory to Farmstead Baptist Church or Empire Assembly of God.

You may register online at www.kilgoregreenfuneralhome. com.

Kilgore-Green Funeral Home, Jasper; 205-384-9503