YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – A homegoing celebration in honor of Mr. LeeRoy Cochrane, Sr., will be held Saturday, February 20 at 10:00 a.m. at the Jaylex Event Center, 2110 Glenwood Avenue in Youngstown. Mr. Cochrane departed this life on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at St Elizabeth Hospital, Youngstown, Ohio.
He was born on June 30, 1937 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, a son of Viola (Burston) Cochrane and Jerry Cochrane.
As a young man he had various jobs until he found his passion in construction where he was a very hard worker. He was a 50 plus year member of Labor Union Local 125 of Youngstown and also severed as sergeant of arms for several years until he retired. He stayed active in the union on the retiree board as sergeant of arms until he took ill.
His first love was CBs, where he enjoyed traveling to different CB events. He was the founder of the CB Club called “Worldwide”. He enjoyed playing cards, boxing and love being around his family and friends. He was an avid Cleveland Browns fan. He also enjoyed going to auctions. He was a great helper to everyone he encountered.
Mr. LeeRoy Cochrane, Sr. first united in marriage with Mrs. Perle Mae (Padgett) Cochrane, out of his first marriage he leaves to cherish seven children, daughter, Michelle Harrison of Killeen, Texas, LeeRoy Cochrane, Jr. of Newport News, Virginia, Mark Cochrane of Cleveland, Ohio, Dewayne Cochrane of Cleveland, Ohio and Matthew Cochrane, Sr. of Youngstown, Ohio. From his second marriage with Julia Mae (Jones) Cochrane he leaves to cherish six children, Vickey Bailey of Columbus, Ohio, Rodney (Stephanie) Cochrane, Sr. of Hampton, Virginia and Leroy Cochrane III of Youngstown, Ohio; two stepdaughters, Christine Jordan of Bridge Port, Connecticut, and Louise Dawson of Youngstown, Ohio; his baby girl, Kyia Cochrane of Cleveland, Ohio; his Godchildren, Tracie and Stacie Gilmore, Monique Benjamin and Carnell Delaine, Jr., all of Youngstown, Ohio; his lifetime companion, Maxine Stevens of Youngstown, Ohio; 42 grandchildren, 66 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren, as well as a host of nieces and nephews; his siblings, Ninette (Henry) White, Archie (Elizabeth) Moore of Warren, Ohio, Benard (Gwen) Moore of Boardman, Ohio, Charles Wesley of California, Dwight Moore of Youngstown, Ohio and Sherman (Sonya) Moore of Youngstown, Ohio.
He was preceded in death his parents, Viola Burston Cochrane Moore Fortune, Jerry Cochrane; his son, Keith Cochrane, Sr.; his daughter, Dawn Lynn Cochrane; a stepdaughter, Anna Marie Williams and his siblings Geretha Sly, Mary Thomas, Kathelene McHerro, Dorthy Neil Jordan, Jackleen Daniels, Debra Denise Moore, Regina Moore, Margaret (Peggy) Moore McCoy, Jerry (June) Cochrane, Bobby Moore and Delbert Moore.
The family will receive friends Friday, February 19, 2021 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at J.E. Washington Funeral Home, 2234 Glenwood Avenue, Youngstown, Ohio.
A television tribute will air Friday February 19 at the following approximate times: 5:17 a.m. on WKBN, 8:39 a.m. on FOX, 5:21 p.m. on WYTV and 6:35 p.m. on MyYTV.