Bishop Larry Don Cochran Jr.

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Bishop Larry Don Cochran Jr. was born in Columbus, Ohio on December 20th, 1961. He was the son of Anna Ruth Cochran and Larry Don Cochran Sr. He attended Columbus Public Schools and graduated from Central High School in 1980, where he exceled as a member of the track and field team and the school band. An electrician for the city of Columbus and a Chaplain at Sonshine Christian Academy, Bishop Cochran left a large impact on the city and those he came into contact with. After having served as an elder under the late Bishop Sandy Dunlap (Grandfather) and Bishop Clarence Caldwell, he continued his path of ministry as Bishop of Uplift Christ Outreach Center and Heart of Christ, where he cultivated a sense of community in the Linden area, our LINDEN HERO.

He is preceded in death by: His mother; Anna Ruth Cochran, grandparents; Sandy and Emma Dunlap, Dora Cochran, aunts; Ruby (Arthur) Smedley, Mildred Lawson; uncles Bishop Raymond (Lillian) Dunlap, Joe (Doris) Dunlap.

He leaves to cherish his memories: Father Larry Don Cochran Sr., sons Larry (Little Larry) Don Cochran, III and Robert (Bob) Cochran, Reco Johnson;  daughters Diana (his princess) Cochran-Lindsey (Tyrone Lindsey), Vannessa Williams, and Kennedie Williams, Sister Margaret Ann Cochran-Erife (Alex Erife),  Brother John Allen Cochran, the mother of his children Teresa Cochran, niece Tanisha Pruitt, PhD, nephew James Pruitt, and 17 grandchildren; goddaughter, and a host of cousins, family, and friends.

Bishop Cochran was a light in this world and a blessing to everyone who knew him. He had an infectious smile, larger than life personality, and the ability to make anyone laugh even on their darkest days. We will cherish all of the memories we have and know that Bishop will live on in our hearts and minds. As Bishop would always say….

“Say thank you Jesus”

Visitation 6:00 PM and Funeral Service 7:00 PM Monday, December 20, 2021 at Triedstone Missionary Baptist Church, 858 E. 3rd Ave.

Interment Tuesday, December 21, 2021 9:00 AM at Glen Rest Memorial Estates.

Ministry of Comfort entrusted to MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave. To read the complete obituary, order flowers, view video tribute and offer condolences to the COCHRAN Family, visit

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Condolence Messages

  1. Never forgotten all in are heart u was a good man good father I going miss you dad watch over all of us

  2. My condolences to the Cochran family my niece and nephews and Teresa. Larry was a God fearing man always smiling and joking Truly will be miss. RIH.

  3. I’m definitely going to miss hearing you say “Heyyyyy Cuz”. Rest well cousin

  4. I will always remember your smile and kindness. You are dearly missed. Love Keshia

  5. My condolence you will truly be missed

  6. May the GOD of ALL Comfort, Comfort the Entire Family . I was Saddened and Shocked to Receive this News. I will Always Remember His Love ,Kindness, Singing, but Most of ALL His Beautiful Smile and Caring for Others.

  7. Bishop!!

  8. Apostle Robinson

    Here was his last text message to during COVID-19. I made him a custom mask.
    Me: Here’s your custom mask just for you. I added a little bling. It will be mailed tomorrow.
    Bishop Cochran: That is beautiful and blessed thank you so much God bless you much appreciated.
    Then he sent me a picture of him wearing the mask.
    Bishop Cochran also preached at my church in 2014.

  9. For remembering an earth Angel who will never be forgotten from Armond,P. Dunlap and Family rest in peace cousin.

  10. You were the Heart Of Christ , with such an infectious smile , all I keep hearing is your saying “Heeeeeey My Sista” or “Thank You Jesus ” , you are the reason that I learned to always give God praise at all times even in stormy times, THANK YOU BISHOP FOR ALWAYS BEING YOU , YOU WILL BE TRULY MISSED ❣


    Continuous prayers to the family and all who knew him

  11. Bishop, I will be forever grateful to you for opening up the doors of a neighborhood church for the sole purpose of baptizing my nephew and I one Sunday morning when we were so moved to give our hearts to God. Rest, for now, in peace and power. Sending prayers for the family’s peace and strength for the days ahead.

  12. My heart goes out to the family. Rest in Heaven Brother Larry.

  13. Tracey (Brown) Fergerson

    We shared so many memories when were all young and you would come to Colorado to visit with Margaret Ann and John Allen. Facebook kept us in touch throughout the many years and distance. I will miss you cousin. Blessings.

  14. Cuz,cuz, cuz I’m going to missssssss YOU! You lived life to the fullest

  15. Peaks Twins - Anita & Annette

    I met Larry at Central High School and really got to know him as we rode the bus together to the Career Center.

    We spent most of that time talking about the Lord and just encouraging each other to keep holding on.

    My prayers are with the family and all those who knew and loved him. Praying God comforts and strengthens you during this time.

  16. Peggy Cochran Brown

    Thank you nephew for sharing many conversations across the miles. Loved your infectious smile as well as the positive words you spoke for every occasion especially our spiritual conversations. Missed. Never forgotten.

  17. Didn’t know what to say when I heard the news. Didn’t hit me that he is really gone until I saw him. Fly high Bishop Larry. You got your wings. You will be missed. To the family you have me and my family deepest condolences. May God comfort you during this time of sorrow. May your tears be turned to laughter and joy.

  18. I’d like to extend my sincere condolences for the family. I’m truly sorry for your your loss. Your family is in my prayers. Rest with God Bishop Cochran.

  19. Were going to miss you

  20. Julia Thomas (Fadis)

    To the Family of Bishop Cochran,
    My sincere prayers to you. I remember this man of God when he opened up a church and crisis center in the Linden area. He would be out there cooking and providing food & ministering at a time when many would have been afraid or hesitant. May the Grace of God cover & comfort this beautiful family. The spirit of giving and ministry continues on with this family as they were also very instrumental when I suffered a loss. So, I say to you continue the race for which God has called you all to do, continue to lift up the Name of Jesus and carry the gospel to all who will receive. Blessings to you all

  21. Maurice Grigsby

    Larry was a kind good man who loved God and I will miss him. I am praying for Gods peace to his family and friends.

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