Charles Jay Cochran

February 5, 1953 - May 25, 2018
Charles Jay Cochran

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Charles Jay “Gator Jay” Cochran, 65, of Swannanoa, passed away Friday, May 25 at the Oaks at Sweeten Creek. A native of Camilla, GA, he was a son of the late Charles R. Cochran and Dolly Lovejoy. He had lived in Gainesville, FL and had been a resident of Buncombe County for over 20 years. Her served in the U.S. Air Force during the Viet Nam era and had worked for Veterans Administration hospitals in Gainesville Florida and Asheville. He was an avid fan of Florida Gators Football. He also enjoyed fishing, gardening, rock and roll music and loved dogs, especially Labrador retrievers. Mr. Cochran is survived by three daughters, Sarah Eldreth and her husband Chad of Hendersonville, Dillan Couch of Charlotte and Jill Johnson and her husband Garrett of Albany, GA; a brother, Terry Cochran of Jacksonville, FL.; four grandchildren, Maleia Eldreth, Sawyer Couch, Casey Pollock and his wife Reanna and Cody Pollock and a great-grandchild, Ayden Pollock. A celebration of life will be held 1:00 pm Thursday, May 31, 2018 in the chapel of Shuler Funeral Home. The family will receive guests at the funeral home following the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517.


Thursday, May 31, 2018
1:00 PM

Shuler Funeral Home Chapel - Directions
125 Orr's Camp Rd.
Hendersonville, NC 28792

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  • May 29, 2018
    Wilma Jacoby says:
    My heartfelt condolence.

  • May 29, 2018
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  • May 31, 2018
    Kathie Griffin says:
    A wonderful man. So sorry for your loss. He will be missed!

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