PHOTO COURTESY OF THE COCHRAN FAMILY
Joseph Haney (Josh) Cochran III was born February 26, 1958, in Little Rock, Arkansas and died June 23, 2021 in Topanga, CA. He was 63, the first-born son of Deirdre (Jan) Gambrel Phillips of Kansas City, MO, and Joseph Haney Cochran, Jr.(deceased). Josh was a decades-long resident of Topanga, CA. He was a skilled carpenter, mechanic, and photographer; an avid reader and intelligent self-proclaimed philosopher; a creative, big-thinking man with many talents. He was a kind, sweet soul with a sharp sense of humor and undeniable charisma.
He will be sorely missed by his mother; his brother Christian Gambrel Cochran and his wife, Janna of Kansas City, MO; his sister, Deirdre Elizabeth Sheerin of Sonoma, CA; step-sister, Suzanne E. Phillips and her husband Roger Dillan of Eureka Springs, AR; nephews Quinn Cochran of Chicago, IL; Reece Cochran of Kansas City, MO; as well as many nieces and nephews, a slew of cousins and a world of friends. He is predeceased by his father, Joseph Haney Cochran, Jr.; step-father George A. Phillips; and step-brother, George C. Phillips.
A memorial was held on June 27 at Corazon Performing Arts Center to remember the man and celebrate his life.