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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

  • Steve Edwards Posted April 6, 2020 8:17 am

    Greg will be missed. I will miss running into him around town in Holden. He always filled me in on the latest Royals, Chiefs, or political news, and was not afraid to share his opinion. It was always good to talk to him, and to get his take on current events. My sympathies go out to Rhonda and his sons.

  • Denver Creason Posted April 8, 2020 11:36 am

    Rhonda and Family so sorry for your loss condolences to you and your family during this difficult time, Denver and Wanda Creason have you in our prayers Friend!!

  • larry rains Posted April 9, 2020 12:13 am

    Greg will be missed, but never forgotten. I graduated highschool with Greg and there is no doubt that not one classmate didn’t have great affection for him. His kindness and care were always genuine. Greg taught me alot of lessons I will always be grateful for.

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