James Cochran

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Memorial services for James Charles Cochran, who died Sunday, March 11, 2007, in Jackson of complications from liver cancer, will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Harperville United Methodist Church.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Ott and Lee Funeral Home, Forest.

Mr. Cochran was born in 1917, in Natchez. He was seventh in his Naval Academy class of 1940. He was a Pearl Harbor survivor and veteran of the Korean Conflict. He held a master’s degree in Naval Architecture, Naval Engineering and Nuclear Reactor Engineering from MIT. He was involved in the design and construction of USN Nautilus, CVAN Forrestal and experimental nuclear reactors. He was a retired Captain from the United States Navy and retired vice president of Rockwell Corporation.

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He was preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his five children, Beatrice Alice Goldberg Cochran.

Survivors include his wife, Mira Frances Cochran; children, Roger, Brian, Victor, Susan, and Douglas; grandchildren, Keith, Kelly, Jamie, Rebecca, Leah, Jessica, Miriam and Kevin; great-grandchildren, Max and Daphna.

He was well loved and will be greatly missed.