Charles Richard Cochran (2018-10-22 14:56:22)

Charles Richard Cochran, age 86, of Wilkesboro, passed away Monday, October 15, 2018 at his home.

He was one of fourteen children, born March 21, 1932 in McDowell County, West Virginia to Richard Lytle and Maggie J. Gray Cochran. Mr. Cochran was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Lucille Betty Maxwell Cochran; and three infant children, Charles Nathaniel Cochran, Jr., Jennifer Lynn Cochran, Denver Lee Cochran; son, James Leroy Cochran; four sisters, Evelyn Fields, Ruby Jean Cobb, Ruth Cochran and Mildred Campbell; brothers, John Henry, Edward, Lewis, Russell, William, Carl and Dennis Cochran.

Surviving are his daughters, Chalmer Dian Thomas, Rena Louise Sommerville, Loretta Steward Sorrell; grandchildren; great grandchildren; brother, Jesse Lee Cochran and wife Mary of Wilkesboro; sister, Eula Mae Collins and husband Jacob of Los Angeles, California; host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other extended relatives and friends.

Memorial service will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 20, 2018 at Miller Funeral Chapel with Rev. Anthony Sommerville officiating. Miller Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made to