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Jack Conrad Cochran
May 10, 1932 ~ March 31, 2023 (age 90) 90 Years Old
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Jack Conrad Cochran, longtime resident of Jackson MS, died on March 31, 2023, at age 90, following an extended illness. He was born in New Orleans, LA on May 10, 1932, to Sue McNabb Cochran, and grew up in Kosciusko, MS, the youngest of seven children.
The family is postponing the memorial, originally scheduled for Friday, April 14, until further notice due to Pauline's health. Condolences can be mailed to PO Box 98222, Jackson, MS 39298 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A private interment was held at Hillcrest Cemetery in Goodman, MS.
Jack is predeceased by his mother and by his siblings, William, David, Katherine, Frances, Ernest, and Elizabeth. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Pauline Hand Cochran, and by their son, Richard C. (Ric) Cochran and former wife, Pat Goza Cochran; grandson, Josh Cochran and wife, Ronette; granddaughter, Lauren Cochran Buntin and husband Beau; great-grandsons, Alex and Connor Cochran; great-granddaughters, Brooklyn and Rivers Buntin; and nephew, William David (Dave) Cochran, who attended Delta State with Jack and Pauline.
Jack graduated from Kosciusko High School in 1950, where he was a member of the award-winning Kosciusko High School band, and from Holmes Junior College in 1953, where he was a member of the band and choir. He graduated from Delta State in 1955, where he played clarinet in the marching band and saxophone in the dance band, He obtained his master's degree from the University of Alabama and studied special education at Mississippi Southern and at Auburn.
Jack taught at Benoit High School, Bibb County High School in Centreville, AL, Central and Lanier High Schools in Jackson while also teaching in JPS Adult Education. After retiring in 1994, Jack became a member of the Jackson Central Lions Club.
Jack loved being with family and friends. He and Pauline had a passion for rescuing and adopting cats and a few dogs whom they found, or who found them.
In lieu of flowers, you may wish to donate to Northminster Baptist Church or the Animal Rescue Fund (ARF), both in Jackson.