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Edwin Ray Cochran, Jr.

July 28, 1948 ~ August 21, 2023 (age 75) 75 Years Old


Edwin Ray Cochran, Jr., 75, of Fairmont, passed away on August 21, 2023 in Morgantown.  He was born on July 28, 1948 in Clarksburg, a son of the late Edwin Ray Cochran, Sr., and Loretta Pearl (Jackson) Cochran.

He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Alma “Jean” Belt Cochran, whom he married on June 9, 1999.

He is also survived by eight children: Helen Tenney of Mannington, Mary Moorehead and husband Michael of Idamay, Dottie White and husband James of Fairmont, Tressa Cottrill of Fairmont, Christopher Kovar of Mannington, Gary Cochran and fiancee Betty of Clarksburg, Laurie Leeson and husband Rich of Fairmont and Edwin R. Cochran, II and wife Susie of Fairmont; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; one brother, Gary Cochran Sr and Danelle of Georgia.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one daughter, Kathy Cottrill.

Edwin was a lead lineman for Forest Construction for over thirty years. He enjoyed spending time and going places with Jean as well as going to Grand China Buffet each Sunday.  He also enjoyed going to yard sales and spending time with his family and friends. He loved helping everyone in need and even restoring old lawn mowers and giving them to his family and friends. When it came to his family and friends, he would do anything to be there for them and he knew.

Per his request he will be cremated.

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