August 24, 1951 ~ September 12, 2021

Born in: Glasgow, KY
Resided in: Glasgow, KY

Johnie Ray Cochran, age 70, of Glasgow, died Sunday, September 12, 2021 at TJ Samson Community Hospital. He was born in Glasgow on August 24, 1951, to the late Vernon Ray Cochran and the late Lou Nell (Denham) Cochran. Johnie was a concrete finisher for Scott Murphy Construction and a deacon at the Upper Room Harvest Church.

He is survived by his wife Nancy Cochran; two sons, Desper Cochran (Teresa) and Bradley Cochran (Toni); one step son, Tim Kirby; grandchildren, Charlie Cochran, Gabe Cochran, Katelyn Cochran, Madelyn Cochran, Khyli Cochran, Madison Walker, Dakota Walker, Casey Perdue, Justin Perdue, Zachary Perdue, Brian Kirby, and Ron Kirby; one brother, Jimmy Cochran (Beth); one sister-in-law, Marcia Cochran; 24 great grandchildren also survive.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Jonathan Dewayne Cochran; one step daughter, Marsha Cochran; one step son, David Kirby; two brothers, David Cochran and Darrell Cochran.

Funeral services will be 2:00 PM, Thursday, September 16th at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in the Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will be 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM Wednesday and Thursday morning until time for the service at the funeral home.

A.F. Crow & Son is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Cochran.

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  1. Dear Pa Johnie,
    I wrote you a little poem from all our hearts from all your Kiddos

    Pa, you were just a boy,
    So many years ago.
    You had your loves and had your dreams,
    You watched us come and go.
    You watched us make the same mistakes,
    That you had made before,
    But that just made you hold us tight,
    And love us all the more.
    We haven’t always thought about
    The things that you have seen.
    To us you’ve just been ‘Pa’,
    No thought of who you’ve been.
    But we remember now in love,
    Your life from start to end,
    And we’re just glad we knew you,
    As Pa, and as Friend
    P.S. Ill catch you on the rebound.

  2. Desper and Brad: so very sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Both of you will be in our prayers

  3. To my brother Johnny you were the brother that I knew I could call if ever I needed you and Nancy. No matter where or how far or different churches God called us to. We always knew God blessed us with true love of a brother and sister. My heart rejoices you made it home and I will see you again. But my heart hurts for those left behind. I dedicate a song I do called Celebrate Me Home and I know that is what you would want I love you Brother

  4. So sorry for your loss! We always thought a lot of Johnny,prayers for comfort for your whole family!
    Harold and Charlotte Clarkson

  5. Nancy and Family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. We are so glad we saw Johnie in June at the reunion. We always enjoyed being around Johnie. We will miss you Johnie! RIP.
    Rita and Dan
    Clearwater Fl.

  6. Nancy and Family, we are so sorry to hear about Johnie. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family.

  7. Pa Johnie, none of us will ever truly be ready to say our goodbyes to you, so we will see you later. This has to be one of the hardest days I’ve ever seen. You will forever be close & dear to our hearts. I/we love you so much. Thank you for bringing Joy, smiles, and laughter to us all.

  8. Desper, We are so sorry to hear this we were out of town , our thoughts an prayers are with you an your family .
    Mike & Sandy Houchens

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