LIMESTONE – Kenneth W. Cochran, "Good Looking 007, 84, passed away April 15, 2011, in Bangor. He was born April 10, 1927, in Patten, the son of Albert and Sarah Cochran.
Kenneth resided in Bridgewater for many years and was a veteran of World War II. He enjoyed working as a truck driver for 44 years, stock car racing, fishing, playing cards and bingo. Kenneth was a lifetime member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Lister Knowlton Post No. 9389, Caribou, and American Legion Post No. 127, Limestone.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth of Limestone; a daughter, Judith Pendleton of Waterville; two sons, Ernest and Suzie Cochran of Camden and Stephen and Faith Cochran of Easton; special nephew, Mike and Kathy Crawford of Presque Isle; three sisters, Glen Oxton of Rockland, Charlene Thompson and Marie Hamilton, both of Connecticut; grandchildren, Kenny E. Smith and Connie Cummings of Littleton, Joe Smith and Janet Marston of Appleton Ridge, Jimmy Smith of Wisscassett, Harry and Deidra Smith of Morrow, Steve and Kathy Smith of Waterville, Todd and Heather Cochran of Caribou, Sarah Cochran of Manhattan, N.Y., and Isiah and Trish Cochran of Pennsylvania, Thor Cochran of Fort Fairfield and Abby and Matt Powers of Bridgewater; 20 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; five stepsons, John and Elaine Burns of Oakland, Charlie and Timmy Burns of Limestone, Dana and Kelly Burns of Carlton, Mass., and Patrick and Pansy Burns of Presque Isle; 11 stepgrandchildren; three great-stepgrandchildren; and special friend, JJ Bell of Limestone. He was predeceased by his parents; seven brothers, two sisters, a great-great-grandson; and the mother of his children, Jennie Cochran.
Committal services will be held 2 p.m. May 6 at Maine Veterans Cemetery, Washburn Road, Caribou, with Pastor Lawrence Beals. A gathering will be held at the VFW hall in Caribou after service.