TAHLEQUAH – Roger Dean Cochran, 64, of Hulbert, passed from this life on Sunday, July 28, 2013, at his home in Hulbert. Services will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, at Reed-Culver Chapel, with Pastor Sam Keener officiating. Interment will follow at Tahlequah City Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers will be Bucky Jones, Bryan Jones, Charlie Jones, Ron Whitley, Marvin Cochran, Mark Whitekiller, Jeremy Lingor, and Timothy Fisher. Honorary pallbearer will be Jim Henderson.
Roger was born April 26, 1949 in Hulbert, to Clue Monroe and Eva Victoria (Johnson) Cochran. He was a full-blood Cherokee and served in the U.S. Army in the 101st Airborne. He was a counselor for various agencies.
Roger was member of Reaching Our Hulbert Community. He was a basketball fan, and enjoyed watching the Shock and the Oklahoma City Thunder. He was also one of the biggest OU fans around, and when he wasn’t enjoying a ball game of one of his teams, he could be found shopping on the computer. He was also an excellent softball coach, taking a team to state.
Roger is remembered as a quiet man with a fun loving and gentle spirit. He will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.
He is preceded in death by his parents; three baby brothers, Bobby, Pete, and Ronald Cochran; a niece, Lisa Whitekiller-Lingor and nephew, Warren Whitekiller.
Those left to cherish the memory of Roger include his siblings, Ellen Whitkiller and husband Danny of Park Hill, Jack Cochran of Rocky Point, Luther Cochran and wife Debbie of Tahlequah, and Kay Kingfisher and husband Butch of Tahlequah; his loving significant other, Shirley Jones; a special niece, Christy Kingfisher of Tahlequah; special friends, Bucky Jones of Tulsa, Bryan Jones and wife Sara of Stilwater, and Emma and Henry Jones of Stilwater, as well as a host of family, friends, and other loved ones.
Reed-Culver Funeral Home, 117 W. Delaware, (918) 456-2551.