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1909 - 2000

William K. Polk Cochran, 91, died Tuesday, September 26, at his home east of Chandler.
He was born on May 30, 1909, in Bethany, Missouri, to Charles Sumner Cochran and Dollie Viola Stoner. The family moved to Oklahoma when he was 6 months old.
On June 10, 1933, he married Emily Murrel Herd, who helped him operate several full service gas stations in Chandler.
Cochran also was employed by the Lincoln County Sheriff's office, as a deputy for L.P. Orr and an undersheriff for Hubert Kinnear. He then worked as a truck driver for the Trend Corporation until retirement.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Vernal Cochran; and sisters Aileene Gibson and Delores George.
Survivors include his wife of the home, one son and daughter-in-law, Dean and Mary Sue Cochran of Perryton, Texas, one daughter, Anna Lou Cochran of Chandler, six grandchildren, Lou Ann Wilson of Chandler, Pamela K. Cochran-Ruzicka and husband Don of Tulsa, Sharla Deann Cowden of Evansville, Indiana, Shannon Kay Cowden of Edmond, Charles Andrew Cowden and wife Kristie of Chandler and Steve Alan Cochran of Perryton, Texas.
He is also is survived by four great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Graveside services will be held at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday in the Oak Park Cemetery in Chandler.
The Rev. Jim Morningstar will officiate under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home of Chandler.
Published September 27, 2000.

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