October 27, 1929 - August 26, 2013 OKLAHOMA CITY Bob H. Cochran was born October 27, 1929 in Seminole, Oklahoma the son of Thomas Howard and Edna Opal (Surginier) Coch-ran. He completed this life on Monday, August 26, 2013 at the age of 83. Bob served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. Bob retired from Tinker Air Force Base where he worked for many years as a avionics electrician. He and his family were members of Church of the Servant. He is survived by his daughter, Bobbie J. Hartpence and her husband Jeff of Guthrie, OK; his friend and former wife, Mary Jane Cochran of Guthrie, OK; his grandchildren, Kelli Basinger and her husband Jason of Broken Arrow, OK, J.C. Hartpence of Wichita, KS and Justin Hartpence and his wife Tashea of Dayton, OR; his great grandchildren, Noah, Gracelyn and Hannah Basinger, Samantha Shelton, Paige Hartpence, Titus and Lillian Hartpence; his brother, Harold Cochran and his wife Janelle of Perryton, TX; his nephews, Mark and Gregg Cochran; his nieces, Gina Smith, Claudia Short and Cynthia Mathis; great nephew Ryan Short; great nieces, Sarah Short, Alexis Mathis and her husband Erik Saak and their son, Julian. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, John P. Cochran. The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, at the funeral home. Committal prayers and interment will be 10:00 a.m. Friday at Resthaven Memory Gardens. A memorial service will be 11:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 30, in the Chapel of the Vondel L. Smith Mortuary North, 13125 N. MacArthur Blvd. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to O-State Equine Assisted Therapy ( or the Regional Foodbank.

Funeral Home

Vondel L. Smith & Son Mortuary North Colonial Chapel
13125 North MacArthur Boulevard Oklahoma City, OK 73142
(405) 720-1439

Published in The Oklahoman on Aug. 29, 2013