Robert “Rob” David Cochran, age 48, of Clay City, Illinois passed away on July 8, 2016 at his residence.
He was born July 7, 1968 in Olney, Illinois.
Robert Cochran loved and was loved. He had a million dreams, plans, ideas, and hopes ... About every four hours. He had a love of enlightenment, freedom. wonder, adventure, mischief, and passion. He knew humor, joy,exasperation, and temperament.
Rob died at home in the company of his soulmate and wife Misty Hill, along with their eldest son Caleb after a long and impassioned fight with cancer and numerous complications. He fought valiantly to stay with the family he loved so dearly : his wife Misty, Son Caleb, daughters Jennifer, Jessica, and Cyawa. Their grandchildren Erica Emily, Gage and Madison were a great joy in his life.
Rob taught his children how to have fun and enjoy the world around them with activity such as kite-fishing, riding motorcycles, hunting mushrooms, finding Indian artifacts, carving and making them such things as wooden swords. He gave them a love of animals By keeping beautiful animals himself and taking care of them. Smokey and Ralf could witness to his affection as well as his sense of tough love. His children were taught gun safety, ax throwing, fun, fantasy, respect and honor. He gave them security and confidence to become their own people with the help of his soulmate to become wonderful interesting well loved, and a family unit like one rarely seen today. This is his legacy. He is also survived by his Sisters, Connie (Don) Bangert, Brenda Pate, Barbara (Brian) Spurlock and Brother, Gary Cochran. Beloved Dogs, Smokey and Ralf survive.
Rob was preceded in death by his parents, Harlen and Myrtle Eileen (Lister) Cochran
Kistler-Patterson Funeral Home in Clay City is in charge of arrangements. Funeral services for Robert “Rob” David Cochran will be at 1 p.m. on July 14, 2016 at Kistler-Patterson Funeral Home in Clay City. Burial will follow at Clay City Cemetery.
Visitation for Robert “Rob” David Cochran will be on July 13, 2016, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Kistler-Patterson Funeral Home in Clay City. Memorials can be made to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Online condolences may be left at www.kistler-patterson.com