SSGT JUSTIN COCHRAN U.S. Air Force SSgt Justin Douglas Cochran, 35, of Sylva, N.C., U.S. Air Force, Nellis Air Force Base, Las Vegas, passed away Dec. 24, 2016. He was born in Sylva, to Anita DeHart and Jeffery Cochran. Justin enjoyed riding motorcycles, playing softball, barbequing and, most of all, spending time with family and friends. He was always laughing and joking. He had a smile that would light up the room.
Justin was preceded in death by his grandfather, Percival DeHart; father-in-law, Noel Jones; step-grandmother, Lenora Rogers; uncle, Larry DeHart; and his grandmother-in-law, Kathleen Derrick. Justin is survived by his wife, Crystal Jones Cochran; stepson, Stahle Wyatt; dog, Jenny; parents, Anita DeHart Britinall (Philip) of Bryson City, N.C.; Jeff (Donna) Cochran of Stecoah, N.C.; stepdad, James (Sherry) Rogers of Sylva; grandmothers, Floye DeHart of Bryson City and Helen Woodard of Alarka; uncle, Doug Cochran of Whittier, N.C.; his sisters, Heather Cochran, of Shelby, Angela Hauck, of Puyallup, Wash., and Haley Cochran, of Stecoah; uncle, Raymond (Kim) DeHart; aunt, Maxine (DL) Largent; special uncle, David Breedlove; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Diana Jones and Mike Siske, of Webster; sister-in-law, Kim Wright (Tim) of Bryson City; nieces and nephews, Carter Hauck of Puyallup, Blake (Kayla) Wright of Whittier, Paige Wright of Whittier, Emma Maney of Bryson City, and Zane Alexander Griffin; cousins, Joule Lowman, Jake DeHart, Kaylan Pierontoni and Christina Barker. Justin is also survived by many aunts, uncles, friends and extended family around the world.
Places he considered home were North Carolina, Guam, Mississippi, and Las Vegas
His place of final rest is Tabor Cemetery, Bryson City, NC
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