Paul Owen Cochrane

January 13, 1937 – December 12, 2019

Paul Cochrane, 82, passed away on December 12, 2019. He was the son of the late Carl Cochrane and Pauline Cochrane.

He was in the Army National Guard for 8 years and worked with his dad in construction and later formed his own company building residential homes. Paul loved cars and was a member of the Carolina GM Association and Classic Cruisers. He loved woodworking, enjoyed planting vegetables, and giving extras away to family and friends.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years Sara Cochrane, daughter Kim Walkup and husband Tim, daughter-in-law Linda Cochrane Owens and husband Randy, and grandchildren Bradley Walkup, Ryan Walkup, Ritchie Walkup, Shelby Cochrane Silvestri and husband Corey, Owen Cochrane and Olivia Owens.

His son Joe passed away in 2015. They enjoyed working on automobiles and cherished spending time together and with the family. We know they are now rejoicing once again in Heaven. Paul is also survived by sisters Nell, Joyce, and Judy and brothers Ken and Doug and also many nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 3:00 PM, Saturday, the 14th of December 2019 at Mt. Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery in Matthews, NC with The Reverend Dr. Buddy Pigg and The Reverend John W. Herold of Lenoir, NC officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials in his honor may be made to Shriners’ Children’s Hospital. 950 W. Faris Road. Greenville, SC 29605.

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Glen Irish Sr

7 months ago

Sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. He was great person to know and talk with. My prayer and thoughts to the family.

Pat and Mitch Davis

7 months ago

We only knew Paul for the last few years of his life, but these few years was a blessing to us, at the car shows or cruise in s,
or at his 80th birthday party.
Paul always spoke softly and with a smile, we will miss him .

John and Phyllis Crump

7 months ago

So very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all.

TIm & Linda Moller

7 months ago

Paul’s soft voice, his generosity, story telling and all our times shared will forever be in our hearts, soul and memories. We know that Paul is in a better place but we will miss him dearly. We’ve been graced to have him (and Sarah) in our lives. With all our heart we send our sincerest condolences and prayers. R.I.P. Paul
Tim & Linda

Furman Melton

7 months ago

Uncle Paul was a good and kind man. Cissy and I are sorry we were not able to attend the service. We love you Aunt Sara and we’re so sorry. Furman and Cissy


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