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Edward Eugene “Ed” Cochran

A funeral service celebrating the life of Edward Eugene “Ed” Cochran, age 80, of Thornville, was held February 27, 2020, at Criss Wagner Hoskinson Funeral Home, with Pastor Richard L. Smyers officiating. Burial followed in Fairmount Cemetery.
Ed was born December 31, 1939, in Zanesville, to the late Andrew J. and Lela (Wickham) Cochran. He passed away on Saturday, February 22, 2020, at Kobacker House in Columbus.

Ed retired from Rockwell International where he had been a quality control inspector. An outdoorsman, Ed enjoyed hunting, fishing, and competitive clay target competition. He was a motorcycle enthusiast and rode competitively. Ed was a member of the American Trap Shooting Association, the American Motorcycle Association, and taught swimming to special needs children at the Y.

He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Joyce I. (McCune) Cochran, whom he married October 26, 1962; sons, Ron (Suzanne) Cochran of Bellefontaine and Tom Cochran of Thornville; grandchildren, Emily N. (Adam) Cacchione, Derek (Mara), Zach and Lucas Yoesting; great-grandchildren, Peyton C. Cacchione, Cade Cacchione and Sawyer Yoesting; brother, Andrew “Junior” (Carole) Cochran of Somerset; sister, Marsha (Rick) Saul of Pickerington; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Kobacker House, 800 McConnell Drive, Columbus, OH 43214.

Please visit to share a special memory about Ed or to sign an online guest book.

Criss Wagner Hoskinson Funeral Home is honored to care for Ed and his family.

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