John Francis Cochran
May 24, 1927 - January 21, 2023

John Francis Cochran, 95, was born in Essex County in New Jersey on May 24, 1927 to Earl and Jane Cochran.

John grew up in rural Georgia. John was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses on September 19, 1937. John moved to Magnolia NC when he married Theresa Wilson on February 18, 1948.

John is survived by his wife, of 75 years, Theresa. Also his son Jonathan and wife, Becky. Along with his daughter Joy Rogers and husband, Aubrey. John has 4 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

John passed away on Saturday January 21, 2023 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice in Wilmington NC, after a brief illness.

Coastal Cremations 6 Jacksonville St., Wilmington NC



  • Robert and Dian Moore Posted January 26, 2023 4:00 pm

    Robert and I wish to offer our love and warm condolences to our Sister Thereasa and the family. May Jehovah comfort and strengthen you to endure your loss of Brother Cochran. Hopefully we will see him soon In the resurrection. Love you all.

  • Faye Whaley Posted February 9, 2023 1:59 pm

    Sorry to learn of Mr. Cochran’s death. He and his sweet wife visited me many times and shared God’s word with me. Truly Godly people who faithfully served God all their lives! Praters for peace & comfort! Love you all!

  • Jean H Rouse Posted March 9, 2023 12:24 pm

    I have just learned of John’s passing. My deepest sympathy to his family.

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