David graduated from Piper High School and earned a degree in accounting from the University of Oklahoma. While working for Arthur Andersen he passed the CPA exam earning a gold medal with the highest score in his class. David was supportive and participated in many local professional and community organizations. He had a passion for his career and was dedicated to his company. He was the principal partner of his firm, Cochran Head and Vick CPA’s. Through numerous acquisitions over the years, he expanded his company from one to seven locations throughout his career.
David was a well-read and well-travelled man. He enjoyed the arts, was an avid reader, a history buff, enjoy the game of golf with his partners, clients or prospective clients and being in the great outdoors. His quick wit and sense of humor will be missed. He enjoyed the “old” country singers and singing with his siblings and daughter, Margaret. He enjoyed spending time with his family and niece Debbie Gregor and her husband Charlie from Leavenworth, KS. His favorite place to dine was the Savoy Grill followed by the theater or the symphony. He was also an OU football fan.
He married Kay Craig in Miami, OK in 1985. David will be forever missed and is survived by Kay, his three children: Margaret Seldomridge and husband, Harold of Kansas City, KS, Melinda Everley of Kansas City, MO and Christian Cochran and wife, Jacqueline of Raytown, MO; step daughters, Kimberly Sue Wilson of Theodosia, MO and J. Renee Clarkson of Camden Point, MO; two brothers, John Paul Cochran and wife, Terri of El Dorado Springs, MO and Daniel Gene Cochran of Clinton, MO; Mother In-law Kathleen Craig, West Plains, MO; grandchildren: Clinton, Lindsey, Ethan, Chase, Elizabeth; Blake, Kirk and Kameron and 5 great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, David was preceded in death by his first wife, Lois Gintz/Marriott; his sisters, Patricia Ann Cochran and Betty Albo; brothers, Don and Eddie Cochran; grandchildren, Joseph Cochran and Clark Wilson and sister in-law Judy Smith.
Memorial gifts in his honor may be made to: KU Endowment – The University of Kansas Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at www.kumc.edu or c/o Nell Lucas, Mailstop 3012, 3901 Rainbow Boulevard Kansas City, KS 66160.
Family and friends will gather to celebrate David’s life at the Meyers Northland Chapel in Parkville on Thursday, February 9, 2023. The visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. with a memorial service commencing at 3:00 p.m.