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Dexter Earl Cochran

Dexter Earl Cochran, 79, of White Deer, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, March 30, 2019, in White Deer. He entered this life on Oct. 23, 1939 in Memphis, Texas to Opal and Lester Cochran.

Dexter lived in White Deer for the past 24 years and was a farmer, mechanic, welder and worked for Carson County as a Heavy Equipment Operator. He married the love of his life, Betty June Golden on Aug. 28, 1958 in Kress, Texas and spent 60 wonderful years together. Dexter was an amazing father who took pride in his big family. He loved spending time with the kids and grandkids by attending their sporting events, extracurricular activities and taking them boating and skiing. Many cherished memories and laughs were had at family gatherings and cookouts. Dexter’s favorite hobby of all time was drag racing. His big heart and shining personality will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Ted Cochran and Danny Cochran; daughter, Deborah Gail Cochran Brame; and granddaughter, Bailey Brame.

Those left behind to cherish a lifetime of memories are his wife Betty Cochran of White Deer; son, Rick Cochran of White Deer; two daughters, Melinda Cochran and Terrie Cochran, both of Skellytown; three brothers, Mar Cochran and wife Betty, Ed Cochran and wife Patty, Kirby Cochran and wife Rita, all of Pampa; three sisters, LaGwenda and husband Gary Walker and Lesa and husband Jene Greer, all of Pampa and Carolyn and husband Van Nelson of Nacogdoches; seven grandchildren, Tiffany and husband Steven Willis, Susan and husband Billy Reed, Kim and husband Jimmy Wise, Jacob Brame and wife Brandi, Kori and husband Josh Throckmorton, Josh Cochran and Madison Cochran; 12 great-grandchildren, Rylie, Dawson, Abby, Lanee, Ranci, Gracie, Sawyer, Rowan, Hunter, Ryder, Kadi and Evan; and numerous nieces and nephews.

For those who would like to honor Dexter through donations, you may do so through the White Deer-Skellytown Lighthouse Food Pantry Inc., PO Box 812 White Deer TX 79097 or the First Baptist Church of White Deer Youth Group, PO Box 337 White Deer TX 79097.

Celebration of Life and Funeral Services were held on April 2, 2019 at First Baptist Church in White Deer with Brother Alan Wilson, officiating. Interment followed at White Deer Cemetery.

To leave a message of love on Dexter’s Book of Memories, please visit www.winegeartfuneral.com.