Doyle L. Cochran, of Tunnel Hill, passed away Friday, November 3, 2017.
He was born on Nov. 15, 1945 in Dalton. Since retirement, he and his wife have resided in Panama City, Fla.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Letcher L (Lefty) and Marie Cochran of Dalton; grandparents, Ophie and Reno Cochran of Dalton and Timothy and Viola Ellison of Dalton; son-in-law, Ray Morales; and brother-in-law, Donald Maness.
He is survived by wife Patricia Ann Dunn Cochran, married 44 years on Nov. 2, 2017; daughter and son-in-law, Angela Cochran Patterson and Auddie Patterson of Chatsworth; daughter, Kimberly Morales of LaPorte Texas; son Travis Cochran of Tunnel Hill; sons and daughters-in-law, Jonathan Cochran and Tiffany Johnson Cochran of New York, Timothy Scott Cochran and Cathy Chettle Cochran of Dalton; and 25 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
He is also survived by sister, Anne Cochran Maness of Dalton; sisters and brothers-in-law, Linda Cochran and George Mizzell of Dalton and Loretta Cochran and Gordon Lance of Dalton; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews and special friend to Doyle and Patricia, Tim Howard of Panama City.
Doyle is a veteran of the United States Navy and a former deputy of Whitfield County Sheriff’s Department. He was also one of the original WCFD volunteers at Station 7 when the program first began. Finally, he retired from Shaw Industries where he worked in Global Sourcing until 2010.
Funeral services will be held in Panama City on Monday, Nov. 6, at 2:30 p.m.
Arrangements for a memorial service with many family and friends in Dalton will be announced at a later date.