Funeral services for Julian R. Cochran, 67, of Pierce, will be Tuesday, October 12, 2021, at 10:30 a.m., at the Home for Funerals Chapel, 708 Georgia Avenue in Norfolk. Chaplain Gordon Braun will be officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. The burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery. Military honors are conducted by the United States Navy Honor Guard, American Legion Post 16, VFW Post 1644, and the American Legion Riders. Memorials may be directed to the family for future designation. Home for Funerals is in charge of the arrangements.
He died Saturday, October 2, 2021 at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk.
Julian was born August 13, 1954 in Bad Kissingen, Germany to Melvin and Maria (Matko) Cochran. The family moved to South Carolina when Julian was nine years old, eventually settling in Nebraska.
On May 29, 1973, Julian enlisted in the United States Navy and was honorably discharged May 28, 1979. On September 5, 1980 he was united in marriage to Joyce Allen in Alliance, Nebraska.
He loved working on cars and putting together model cars, especially military helicopters. He also enjoyed repairing items even if it didn’t need it, like the air conditioning. He loved spending time fishing and 4-wheeling. Julian was friendly, a good husband, and caring provider.
Julian is survived by his wife Joyce; children, DJ Barnes of Plainview, Jesse Cochran of Madison, Elizabeth (Guillermo) Santillan of Sioux Falls, SD, Lajoya Cochran of Pierce, Julian (Rheanna) Cochran of Humphrey, Becky (Michael Wiedenfeld) Cochran of Bloomfield; brothers Erich Cochran, Robert Cochran; sister, Barbara Sue Cochran; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
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