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Statement on the Passing of William C. Cochran.  

Cochran’s served as State Representative, County Clerk, and Party Chair

 NEW ALBANY, January 3, 2019 – Floyd County and Ninth District Democratic Party Chair Adam Dickey made the following statement in regard to the passing of former State Representative William C. Cochran:

“It is with a sense of deep sadness that I learned of the passing of former State Representative William C. Cochran. Bill spent most of his life in public service for our community as a Deputy Sheriff, County official, and State Representative.

“Bill genuinely cared for those he served and worked to make our community a better place. As State Representative for 34 years, he played an enormous roll in guiding our state and served on the State House Ways & Means Committee, Judiciary Committee, and Public Policy Committee.

“He fought to improve our community’s quality of life through the development of recreational facilities such as the Falls of the Ohio State Park and the Ohio River Greenway. He championed Higher Education and advocated for Indiana University Southeast. He worked to provide funding for countless infrastructure projects, public safety programs, and community and youth initatives.  

“Bill Cochran was an extraordinary individual who had a rich love for life. He was a passionate public servant, a loyal Democrat, a wise mentor, a fierce friend, and a cherished family patriarch. He will be deeply missed and I feel very privileged to have known, worked, and learned from him.

“Our party extends our heartfelt sympathy to his wife, Judy, his children and grandchildren, as well as his extended family and friends during this most difficult time.”

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday at Kraft Funeral Service Spring Street Chapel. A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, with entombment at Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park.


Adam Dickey