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Gregory M. “Greg” Cochran

Gregory Martin “Greg” Cochran was born December 10, 1963 in Kansas City, Missouri and departed this life on March 25, 2020 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri at the age of 56 years, 3 months and 15 days.

He was the son of Carl Edward and Sheila Joy (Bailey) Cochran.

Greg grew up in Kansas City, Missouri and attended Southwest High School for two years before the Cochran family moved to Peculiar, Missouri where Greg graduated from Raymore Peculiar High School in 1982. After graduation Greg worked at Solo Cup Manufacturing for 11 years and, at the same time, worked to obtain a degree from Wright Career College. Later he took a position with Paradise Log Homes.

On July 27, 1991, Greg was united in marriage with Rhonda Kay Ritter at the Greenwood Christian Church in Greenwood, Missouri. After their marriage, Greg and Rhonda lived in Lee’s Summit for two years, then moved to Belton, Missouri for another two years before settling in Grandview, Missouri where they lived for eleven years. In 2004, Greg moved his family to Holden, Missouri to make their home.

Earlier in his life, Greg had been a member of Red Bridge Christian Church, (Disciples of Christ) where he served as a deacon. After moving to Lee’s Summit, Missouri, Greg became a member of Longview Chapel Christian Church, later he became a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Holden, Missouri and, at the time of his death, was an active member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Pleasant Hill, Missouri.

Greg took great pride in his family. He was a devoted and loving son, husband, father and brother, always providing for their needs and supporting their hopes and dreams.

Greg enjoyed music, singing, and Karaoke. He was an avid Kansas City Chiefs and Kansas City Royals fan. Greg enjoyed traveling, he never knew a stranger and made friends wherever he went.

Greg is survived by his wife, Rhonda Kay (Ritter) Cochran of the home; his parents, Carl Edward and Sheila Joy (Bailey) Cochran of Peculiar, Missouri; two sons, Colin Cochran of Lee’s Summit and Ian Cochran of the home; two brothers, Carl Wayne Cochran and Jean Cushman of Peculiar, Missouri, and Douglas Cochran of Kansas City, Missouri; brother-in-law, Dale Ritter of Springfield, Missouri, other relatives and many, many friends.

A private graveside service for Gregory Martin “Greg” Cochran will be held at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Pleasant Hill, Missouri. The family will host a Celebration of Life gathering in memory of Greg, at a later date. Time, place and date will be published here when the information becomes available.


11 Messages

  • Tara Martley Posted April 1, 2020 8:52 pm

    Holden won’t be the same without you Greg! I miss you’re knowledge and quick wit! You were one of a kind, and will be greatly missed! I have been trying to take care of Rhonda and Ian the best I can. Until we meet in Heaven!

  • Reverend Lynn Williams-Hufft Posted April 1, 2020 9:16 pm

    Greg and I spent a lot of time talking about our Lord, Jesus Christ and his family. I shall miss his friendship and his intellectual prowess. He knew almost every statistic about any musician, actor/actress that I mentioned. My condolences to Rhonda, boys and his family. God bless.

  • Lisa Beeman Posted April 1, 2020 9:39 pm

    My prayers are with the family,Mr. Cochran always would say hi to me and would Always ask me how my son Johnathan was. And would most always bring up the Chiefs lol knowing Is a big Fan. And before I left would ask me if he could pray for my family and I. What a great man he was and would never forget you. God be with in this time. The Beeman family

  • Shannon Andes Posted April 1, 2020 9:39 pm

    Sending our very deepest sympathy! I will miss seeing Greg around town and visiting with him. I’m sure he will be a guardian angel for his family now. He was so proud of all of you and loved you all so much.

  • Kari Collett Posted April 1, 2020 9:42 pm

    Rhonda and family, I am so sorry. I know Greg was very proud of his family. I’m sending peace and comfort to your family.

  • Marsha K. Hedglin Posted April 1, 2020 9:49 pm

    Rhonda , Collin, and Ian, I was so saddened about Greg . I know how much it hurts. I lost my husband when I was 38 and my kids were about the same ages as your 3. Its hard to adjust but you have so many praying and helping. We all loved Greg and your family. If you need to talk just call me. I am in the phone book. Hugs to all of you

  • Trina Davidson Posted April 2, 2020 8:06 am

    I had the pleasure of teaching both of Mr. Cochran’s sons, Colin and Ian. Mr. Cochran was a wonderful father. He always had his family’s best interest in his heart. Whenever our paths would cross outside of school, he would proudly tell me how his boys were doing. My heart goes out to Rhonda, Colin & Ian.

  • Karen Talley Posted April 3, 2020 6:36 am

    I think about all three of you often Rhonda. I am so sorry for your loss and want to help with whatever you need. Do not hesitate to call if you need anything and I will do my best to help. Tell Ian I said hi and remind him I will call often.

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