A smart--ass country boy. He was, without a doubt, one of the most opinionated, antagonistic, mouthiest guys we ever met; but he was kind, loyal, and would (and did) do anything for anyone. He was an amazing friend, little brother, loving son, and devoted father. He had a passion for hunting and collecting guns, and made sure everyone knew he was NOT a Democrat.
Billy was preceded in death by his mother, Sally Mansell; his paternal grandparents, Robert Eugene & Opal Cochran; his maternal grandparents, Tom & Norma Wright; an aunt, Diane Rothrock; an uncle, Homer Cochran; cousins, Sheila Rothrock, Emily Rothrock, and Lisa Baker. He was survived by his father, Dale Cochran; two children, Cody and Bailey; one awesome grandson, Jace; three sisters, Tammy (Scott) Shedd, Sharon Dayberry, and Tammie (Justin) Cavness. He also leaves behind nieces, nephews, several extended family members, and a host of amazing friends that will have to figure out how to live without him, and can guarantee we will miss him more than Hillary misses the White House.
A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, May 25th, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Grace Covenant Church 18837 E Holt Rd in Lincoln, Arkansas; with Billy's lifelong friend, Ricky Koonz, officiating.
Billy was one of a kind amazing guy. We will miss your wit and your always on special kind of hard ass charm. Love you cuz, rest in peace.
Janet Cochran Swanson - Cousin
Billy had a very soft heart but hard exterior. I always enjoyed our talks in person when we could and our media time. I know you are laughing at us from up there. Try to behave Billy. I know you don’t like the word love but I love you like you were a brother. Going to miss you a lot.????
Sheila Lane - Friend
Oh Billy!!! I will always remember you following Tammy, Sharon, and I around from the time we were
In kindergarten on.. You were a pain in our asses then and you never stopped. We would tease and tease you but you never let us alone. As we grew up, you found your place in this world, and had your son Cody. We will all miss you. Love you Billy Dale!
Jessica Webb - Friend
Billy, you were the sweetest soul with the biggest heart. You are going to be greatly missed here on this earth. So glad to have known you all these year. Fly high my friend.
Margaret Austin - Friend
Billy, Jeremy let me know on Tuesday that you passed away. I couldn't believe it. I just saw you a few days ago over by the UofA. Every time I saw you, I gave you a hard time and you returned the favor. I only knew you for three years, but I came to look forward to seeing you on the job site. If I ever called you back to take a look at something, you did it, even if you didn't have the time. I appreciated your integrity. I appreciated your sarcastic demeanor. I miss you already. May God be gracious to your family in your absence.
Sean Vollendorf - friend