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 Rex Oscar Cochran

Rex Oscar Cochran

Death 1 Nov 1998 (aged 79)
Burial Decatur, Macon County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 100091424 · View Source
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Herald & Review 11/3/1998

Rex O.Cochran, 79, of Decatur died at 5:45 Sunday, Nov.1 in Quincys Veteran hospital. Services will be at 11 am Thursday at Graceland funeral home with visitation from 5 to 8 Wednesday. At 8 pm Masonic Ritual services. At graveside military services with the Macon County Honor Guard.

Mr.Cochran was born in Findlay on Sept. 24,1919, the son of Willis E.and Alice Coventry Cochran. He moved to Decatur at age one, spent most of his life here and graduated from Decatur High school. He spent four years in 5th Army Engineering during World War I, serving in North Africa and Italy.

Rex was a member of Christ Methodist church, Springfield Consistory and the American Legion. He was past master of Ionic Lodge 312. He was in business for himself for many years and owned and operated two Texaco stations and later had distributorship of Sealtest Dairy products. He was retired from the city of Decatur Engineering Department.

Rex married Carolyn Patrick of Macon on Jan 17,1947. Surviving are his wife, son, James W. and wife, Kendy, daughter, Dayle Irwin and husband, Mike and Mary Alice Allen and husband, Jim, all of Decatur, son, Steven Rex of Urbana, daughter, Ann Meeker and husband, Tom of Muscatine, Iowa, sisters, Janet Henderson of Scottsdale, Ariz, Doris Hazenfield of Mesa, Az, brothers, Jean of Portland Ore. John of Atlanta, Ga., Ben of Louden, Tenn., six grandchildren, two great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Dale and Vere.

This picture was in the Decatur Business, a Pictorial History

Texaco Station owners and employees. From left owner Rex Cochran,Delmar Thompson, Owner Harold Carter and Harold Roberts May 1953.

Information provided by Janet Donner

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