Dave Cochran, 62, passed away April 20, 2023 of a heart attack. He was born in Mesa, AZ and later moved to Parsons, KS when he was about 8 years old. He met and married his first wife Kathleen in 1978 and had his only son, Jason, also in 1978. Dave then joined the Army to be a Medic, and his family moved to Manhattan, KS. After Kathleen passed away in 1997, Jason and Dave moved back to Arizona where he continued living until he passed away. He continued to work for Ruan Transportation, where he worked up the ladder to become Terminal Fleet Manager.
Dave loved being out in nature, whether that be camping, 4-wheeling, OHV trails or cruising on his Harley. He loved his grandkids, and watching them grow and spoiling them with crazy gifts. Dave shared his passion of outdoors with his son Jason. He also loved his dog, Cassie, who he loved taking on so many adventures.
Later in his life, he met his current wife, Tina, and enjoyed making new memories and trying new things with her. He welcomed Tina’s family which consisted of her mom, Terri, son, James and granddaughters, Emma and Luna. They also shared a dog, Barbie. Tina and Dave’s love story may have been short, but a true love story it still was.
Dave was always making new friends during his adventures and was lucky enough to always be loved and cared for. During these adventures he married his second wife, Kathy and then later his third wife, Audrey.
Dave is survived by his son Jason and wife Heather. His wife, Tina. His 5 grandchildren, Taylor, Preston, Kayleigh, Kameron and Kolby. His mother, JoAnn (mimaw) and his brother, Dan, and sister, Sherry. Dave also had 4 half siblings, Lori, Laura, Stacy, and Shannon.
Dave is preceded in death by his Dad, Stan and his first wife, Kathleen.