Loyal B. Cochran

February 19, 1940 ‒ October 26, 2018

Marion, Ohio

Loyal B. Cochran, age 78 of Mount Gilead, passed away Friday, October 26, 2018 at Morrow County Hospital.

Loyal was born on February 19, 1940 in Newark, the son of Loyal C. and Irene Cochran. He graduated from Newark High School and later joined the United States Army.

While in high school and shortly after, Loyal worked for his father who had a Rambler and Studebaker dealership. In 1978 he moved to Mount Gilead where he worked for Edison Billiards. It was there that Loyal fell in love with Barbara Pickett who worked as the secretary. The two were married and the rest is history. Loyal went to work for McDaniel Auto and managed their body shop. He later went on to open his own auto repair business. He was meticulous in the restoration of cars, especially corvettes. In fact, he restored a 1957 Corvette that has since sold twice at the famous Barrett Jackson Auction Company.

Loyal is survived by his devoted wife Barbara Cochran; daughters Penny and Sue Ellen; grandchildren and siblings.

He is preceded in death by his parents and siblings.

Visitation will be Friday, November 2, 2018 at Snyder Funeral Homes, Craven Chapel, 67 North Main St., Mount Gilead from 12Noon to 1PM; Memorial service will follow at 1PM with Celebrant Galen McLeod officiating.

If so desired, donations may be made to the Disabled American Veterans.

The Snyder Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Cochran family; condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com


  • Barbara-Im so sorry to hear of Loyal’s passing.
    We always had a lot of good conversations when he came into the bank. Prayers and thoughts for your family. Bonnie Ferrington

  • Thoughts and Prayers to Barb and the rest of the family. I have so many memories of being up at his garage while out running around the neighborhood. Loyal was a great friend and neighbor to us. He will be missed.

    The Ruhl Family

  • Sorry to hear of your loss. Loyal enjoyed stopping by the farm and reminiscing, and we enjoyed the stories. Remember the good times.
    Jim Sands