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David Cochran 1950 – 2022

Written by on September 21, 2022

A Celebration of Life service for David Cochran, 72, of Memphis will be held Saturday morning, Oct. 1st, at 11:00 A.M. with Chris Sprouse officiating at the Payne Funeral Chapel in Memphis with a visitation scheduled for one hr. before the time of service. At the conclusion of the service Military Honors will be provided by the Wallace W. Gillespie V.F.W. Post # 4958 0f Memphis, Missouri and two from his unit in the state military honors program. A private inurnment will be held at a later date in the Harner Cemetery at Mt. Sterling, IA.

Dave passed away Saturday afternoon, 9/17, at the Scotland County Hospital in Memphis with his family by his side. As per his wishes cremation rites were accorded.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Cochran of Memphis; his children: Colt (Amanda Flanery) Cochran of Memphis, MO, Curtis (Angela) Cochran of Arbela, MO, Cindy (Darrel) Zaehringer of Conesville, IA, Melissa Meade of Downing, MO, and Amanda Jennings of Fairfield, Iowa; three brothers: Emmett Cochran of Memphis, MO, Micheal (Joy) Cochran of Memphis, MO, and Jimmy Cochran of Hutchinson, KS; one sister: Beth Cochran of Los Altos, California; one sister-in-law: Michaelene Cochran of Memphis, MO; one brother-in-law, Randy (Nancy) Poos of Washington, IA; as well as several grandkids, great-grandkids, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends.

Memorials in lieu of flowers are suggested to V.F.W Post # 4958 in Memphis and can be left at or mailed to the Payne Funeral Chapel, 202 E. Madison St., Memphis , MO 63555

Online condolences may be shared with the Cochran Family by logging onto Payne’s website at

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Payne Funeral Chapel in Memphis.