Kent Cochran

Born:                 August 11, 1957
Died:                 January 6,2018

,Turtle Years:   1991 – 2001,2014-2016
Section:             Tenor II

A Turtle’s Tribute:

From the Reeder Davis Obituary website:

Dr. Kent Scott Cochran, 60, of Linden, Texas passed away January 6, 2018. Mr. Cochran was born August 11, 1957 in Linden, Texas to Charles B. Cochran and Melba Dene Kent.

Kent was an amazing educator.  He earned his undergraduate degree from TCU; got his masters from SFA and earned his doctorate at Texas A&M.  Education was very important to Kent.  He taught school in several school districts; was the International Baccalaureate Counselor at Longview ISD and he finished his career as the Business Development Executive for TRUECar. He was also a past member of the Turtle Creek Chorale Group in Dallas, TX.

He is survived by his brother, John Cochran and wife Kremena from Boca Raton, FL.; nephew, David Banger Cochran from Philadelphia, PA.; niece, Kristina Dene Cochran from Boca Raton, FL.; foster-mom, Sandy Wells of Linden, TX., and several cousins.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Charles Banger and Melba Dene Cochran.

Services will be 1:00 p.m., Saturday, January 13, 2018 in the Chapel of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Linden with Bro. Bryan Baggett officiating.  Burial to follow in the Linden Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Linden.

There will be a time of visitation one hour prior to the service.

A Turtle’s History

He joined the TCC March 1, 1991  and sang in the T2 section.
He left the TCC in June 2001 but returned in Jan 2014 and remained active through July 31, 2016.
His first concert was “Ooh! La! La!, Sha! Na! Na!” in March 1992.
His last performance was “Aida” in January 2016. Kent sang in a total of 44 concerts.
He was a member of the BOD 2014-2016.
2 replies
  1. Doug
    Doug says:

    One of the most influential persons in my life, you passed with hardly a notice and you helped so many that you only know now with God. You were so pivotal in turning my life around from certain destruction to now having a “normal” life and 4 beautiful girls. Girls that I teach so many things that you taught me and they will never have to grow up like I did. Miss you my Friend, so many things I’ve wanted to share with you and hear about your life as well. Never had a Friend like you and I doubt I will again. Godspeed Kent, can’t wait to continue our long conversations soon enough.

  2. Christian Carson
    Christian Carson says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about this. Dr. Kent was a mentor for me at Frisco High School. I was trying to look him up to catch up, and I found out this horrible news. If you don’t mind me asking, how did he pass away?


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