She said Friday that she still owns the home. Download the Shreveport Times app to be in the know, Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. GREAT NEWS! All photos uploaded successfully, click on the Done button to see the photos in the gallery. or don't show this again—I am good at figuring things out. You have chosen this person to be their own family member. Johnnie L Cochran Wiki Biography. The sponsor of a memorial may add an additional. Douglass High School in Montezuma, Georgia. Try again later. Johnnie L. Cochran Jr. was born on October 2, 1937, in Shreveport, Louisiana, to Hattie and Johnnie L. Cochran Sr. Make sure that the file is a photo. His memoir, Journey to Justice, was published in 1996. Oops, something didn't work. Cochran's father moved the family to Los Angeles in 1942, where he was promoted to chief of Golden State's training program. Manchester Gardens Mausoleum, Chapel of Honor. His father was with ‘Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Company’ as an insurance salesman and his mother used to sell products of Avon. By then, they had three children — Johnnie Jr., Pearl and Martha Jean. Use the links under “See more…” to quickly search for other people with the same last name in the same cemetery, city, county, etc. Dale Cochran said he had the gift of connecting with people. We have 2 volunteers within ten miles of your requested photo location. Johnnie L. Cochran Sr. (Courtesy photo) After a long and fruitful life, Johnnie L. Cochran, Sr. passed away peacefully at his Los Feliz area home on Sunday, April 29, 2018. Leave your condolences to the family on this memorial page or send flowers to show you care. I thought you might like to see a memorial for Johnnie L. Cochran Sr. And now the chief is gone. The Cochrans are related to some Caddo Parish residents who spell the name differently, as "Cockerhem," Guidry said. Johnnie Cochran Sr. and his wife had a fourth child in California — RaLonzo. Get exclusive access to content from our 1768 First Edition with your subscription. Please complete the captcha to let us know you are a real person. Include gps location with grave photos where possible. He was accused by his first wife, Barbara, of having an affair with his long-time lover, Patty Sikora. He was employed with R.C.A Contracting Company for many dedicated years until his health declined in March 2014. Failed to remove flower. If a new volunteer signs up in your requested photo location, they may see your existing request and take the photo. Besides his son Johnnie Jr., the senior Cochran's child RaLonzo also has died. Family and folks who knew Johnnie L. Cochran Sr. called him "the chief." His father was an insurance salesman for the Golden State Mutual Life Insurance. They called him for advice, for anything.". Cochran, a native of Caddo Parish and father of the lawyer who helped O.J. Translation on Find a Grave is an ongoing project. The late lawyer warped the United States criminal justice system in a successful quest to free the rich, famous — and, I … She also said that most of the time, each time she confronted him about her relationship with Patty, the lawyer was very angry and bea… Dale Cochran said her father-in-law held vivid memories of his early work as an insurance salesman. He was born September 25, 1952, in Point Pleasant, WV, a son of the late David S. and Mary Margaret Hicks Cochran. You are only allowed to leave one flower per day for any given memorial. ... We affectionately called him 'chief.'". For Edits select Suggest Edits on the memorial page. Please try again later. Flowers added to the memorial appear on the bottom of the memorial or here on the Flowers tab. He graduated from Central Colored High School in Shreveport. Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr. was born on October 2, 1937 in Shreveport, Louisiana. We do not have any photo volunteers within fifty miles of your requested photo location. Your account has been locked for 30 minutes due to too many failed sign in attempts. Simpson win an acquittal on murder charges, has died. Find the obituary of Johnnie L. Cochran Sr. (1916 - 2018) from Los Angeles, CA. Thanks for using Find a Grave, if you have any feedback we would love to hear from you. Please contact Find a Grave at support@findagrave.com if you need help resetting your password. COCHRAN, John Albert Sr., 67 of Glen Dale, WV, died Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at home. He was raised in Los Angeles, attended UCLA, and received his law degree from Loyola Marymount University. He passed away at age 101. The senior Cochran left Shreveport decades ago for business opportunities in California but kept up his connection to his home parish until failing health curbed his travel. Sorry! His wife died in the early 1990s. 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Johnnie L Cochran, Jr. was born on 2 October 1937, in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA, and is a lawyer, best known for being the defense lawyer of OJ Simpson during his trial when charged with the murder of his wife. Johnnie Jr. traveled to Shreveport to speak at an agency gala in 1995, accompanied by his dad. Kirkland Sr. and Bishop H. Hartford Brookins in Los Angeles in 1996 Johnnie Cochran on "Larry King Live" in Hollywood in 1995 Linda Will and Johnnie Cochran … I found on Findagrave.com. Thanks for your help! Johnnie Cochran, Carl Douglas, Rev. She described Cochran as deceptive, manipulative, controlling and offensive. Insurance salesman and father of the famous criminal defense attorney Johnnie Cochran. "Senior came back to Shreveport every year up to his 90s," said Laurance Guidry, president and CEO of the Caddo Community Action Agency and a friend of the Cochran family. Johnnie L. Cochran, Sr., Johnnie’s dad passed away in 2018, at the age of 101. Guidry credited Cochran and his son Johnnie Jr. for helping the Caddo Community Action Agency raise money to support its social services such as Head Start. About his early life, he said: “Sundays were for church and family.” The Cochrans worshiped at the Little … At the same time, his mother used to sell Avon’s products. It is with deep sorrow that we announce the death of John Cochran Sr. (Moundsville, West Virginia), born in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, who passed away on July 22, 2020, at the age of 67, leaving to mourn family and friends. Cochran was born in 1937 in Shreveport, Louisiana. Are you adding a grave photo that will fulfill this request? Johnnie Cochran got away with it. He was the greatgrandson of slaves and the grandson of a sharecropper. A year later, he went to work for the Louisiana Industrial Life Insurance Co. selling insurance to the company's black clientele. Oops, some error occurred while uploading your photo(s). Tiffany Cochran is an American former news anchor, reporter and law entrepreneur who lives in DeKalb County, Georgia. All photos appear on this tab and here you can update the sort order of photos on memorials you manage. A system error has occurred. The younger Cochran spoke for free and then donated cash, Guidry said, and later persuaded other celebrities to headline agency galas. His father, Johnnie Cochran, Sr., and mother, Hattie B. Cochran, raised Johnnie with a work ethic that would take him from the Jim Crow Era South to the upper echelon of the American legal system. Your new password must contain one or more uppercase and lowercase letters, and one or more numbers or special characters. An email has been sent to the person who requested the photo informing them that you have fulfilled their request, There is an open photo request for this memorial. Try again. Please reset your password. No animated GIFs, photos with additional graphics (borders, embellishments. "He just never forgot where he came from.". ). Family members linked to this person will appear here. You need a Find a Grave account to add things to this site. Simpson listens to the not guilty verdict with his attorneys F. Lee Bailey (L) and Johnnie Cochran Jr (R). Milam Street in the vicinity of the home that she and the senior Cochran lived in before leaving in the 1940s was dedicated in her honor. Share this memorial using social media sites or email. There was an error deleting this problem. Cochran’s great grandfather was a slave. Johnnie Cochran was born to Johnnie Cochran Sr. (1916-2018) and Hattie Bass Cochran. Are you sure that you want to delete this photo? Among those children was his son Johnnie Jr., who was 6 years old at the time and later would become widely known for challenging police treatment of black Americans and a household name as the lawyer who represented Simpson, the former star football player, at trial on charges that he had murdered his wife and her friend Ronald Goldman. Year should not be greater than current year. Special Collections and Archives Contributing Institution California State University, Northridge Collection Cochran died at his home in Los Angeles on Sunday, April 29. Quickly see who the memorial is for and when they lived and died and where they are buried. Please enter your email address and we will send you an email with a reset password code. We’ve updated the security on the site. Remove advertising from a memorial by sponsoring it for just $5. Close this window, and upload the photo(s) again. From time-to-time, the tabloids would say Johnnie's in the hospital, but Johnnie's been home. Childhood & Early Life Johnnie L Cochran, Jr. was born on October 2, 1937, in Shreveport, Louisiana, US in the family of Johnnie L. Cochran Sr. and his wife, Hattie. Photos larger than 8Mb will be reduced. During his visits, Guidry said, the senior Cochran visited with his many relatives in the Shreveport area and attended services at the Little Union Baptist Church, where he maintained membership for many years despite living in California. GREAT NEWS! Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, May 5, at the Second Baptist Church in Los Angeles. This flower has been reported and will not be visible while under review. Known for his philanthropy, Cochran established the Johnnie L. Cochran, Sr., scholarship for African American men at UCLA. Johnnie Cochran Sr., Los Angeles, 1962 Image / Johnnie Cochran Sr., Los Angeles, 1962 View source image on contributor's website. His daughters survive him. We have set your language to Save to an Ancestry Tree, a virtual cemetery, your clipboard for pasting or Print. GREAT NEWS! If you have questions, please contact support@findagrave.com. To add a flower, click the “Leave a Flower” button. Resend Activation Email. Family and Early Childhood Born in Shreveport, Louisiana, October 2, 1937, Johnnie L. Cochran Jr. was the child of Johnnie L. Cochran Sr. and Hattie B. Cochran. Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr., was born on this date in 1937. Insurance salesman and father of the famous criminal defense attorney Johnnie Cochran. This memorial has been copied to your clipboard. Please select a county or city to continue. Oops, we were unable to send the email. The email does not appear to be a valid email address. Your Scrapbook is currently empty. In time, he became an executive with responsibility for training new agents, Dale Cochran said. For help using the website visit our help page or contact support@findagrave.com. Johnnie L. Cochran Sr., father, and Dale Cochran, wife of the late Johnnie Cochran, leave leave the West Angeles Cathedral where the funeral service for Johnnie Cochran took palce in Los Angeles,... Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images To suggest a correction or addition, visit the memorial page and click Suggest Edits. Johnnie Cochran Sr., Los Angeles, 1973 Creator Adams, Harry, 1918-1988 Contributor Tom & Ethel Bradley Center Date Created and/or Issued 1973-09-20 Publication Information California State University, Northridge Delmar T. Oviatt Library. Cochran was born to Hattie and Johnnie L. Cochran, Sr. in Shreveport, Louisiana in 1937. Cochran was born in Caspiana, snug along the Red River in southeast Caddo Parish, to Hannah and Alonzo Cochran. We have a volunteer within ten miles of your requested photo location. This account has been disabled. For memorials with more than one photo, additional photos will appear here or on the photos tab. His great-grandparents were slaves and his grandfather was a sharecropper. Cochran went to local schools and graduated first in his class from Los Angeles High School in 1955. Verify and try again. Johnnie Cochran Sr., father of deceased attorney Johnnie Cochran Jr., left, and his daughter-in-law, Cochran's wife, Dale, leave the Cathedral following funeral services for the junior Cochran. based on information from your browser. His great-grandfather was a slave. johnnie cochran, sr.: Yes, spent most of the time -- yes, spent most of the past year at home. Shared for historical purposes. In the March 8 episode "Marcia, Marcia, Marcia," it was revealed that Johnnie Cochran's ex-wife, Barbara Jean Berry, had accused him of domestic violence, a claim which he denied. Failed to report flower. The family moved to California in 1943, where the younger Cochran … He was 101. "He could remember the days that he walked the streets collecting nickels and dimes from people to pay on their insurance policies," she said. Becoming a Find a Grave member is fast, easy and FREE. Edit a memorial you manage or suggest changes to the memorial manager. Please try again later. English Try again later. In 1943, the couple decided to move west, for Cochran to work in the defense industry, thriving then because of World War II. Are you sure that you want to report this flower to administrators as offensive or abusive? Are you sure that you want to delete this memorial? Cable TV documentary on the life and career of famed attorney Johnnie Cochran. Dale Cochran said her father-in-law trained many, many young insurance agents, many of whom went on to found their own insurance agencies. Drag images here or select from your computer for Johnnie L. Cochran Sr. memorial. He was an African American attorney and entrepreneur. They moved first to San Francisco and then to Los Angeles, where they settled. We were unable to submit your feedback at this time. After retiring, he continued to work in insurance consulting, real estate sales and estate planning. Thank you for fulfilling this photo request. To suggest a change to a cemetery page, visit the Cemetery Corrections forum. He passed away at age 101. Add to your scrapbook. a household name: Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr., the brilliant orator and legal strategist who captained the Dream Team in the trial of the century. He was a graduate of John Marshall High School and retired from the Murray Coal Company, Shoemaker Mine. T.L. His father and namesake, Johnnie L. Cochran, Sr., sold policies for Golden State Mutual Life Insurance, a large, black-owned company. "People called him all the time," she said. Try again later. Cochran was born at Charity Hospital in Shreveport, LA to Johnnie L. Cochran, Sr., the son of Alonzo Cochran, and the late Hattie Bass Cochran, who was the daughter of Eugene Bass. Also an additional 2 volunteers within fifty miles. Enter a valid email address and a feedback message. We have 2 volunteers within fifty miles of your requested photo location. In a 1995 book Life After by Johnnie Cochran, she wrote that she was beaten several times and attacked by a lawyer when she was still together as a couple. You can still file a request but no one will be notified. His ambitious father, Johnnie L. Cochran Sr., moved the family halfway across the country to California and began an upward climb from working … His father, Johnnie Cochran Sr. (1916–2018), was an insurance salesman, and his mother sold Avon products. His funeral is Saturday, May 5, in Los Angeles. If you notice a problem with the translation, please send a message to feedback@findagrave.com and include a link to the page and details about the problem. Mr. Johnny Cochran Jr. was born on April 29, 1960 in Montezuma, Macon County, Georgia to the late Cora Bell and Johnnie Cochran Sr. Johnny was a 1978 graduate of D.F. Your password must be at least 8 characters, Please check the I'm not a robot checkbox, If you want to be a Photo Volunteer you must enter a ZIP Code or select your location on the map. In 1937, he married Hattie Bass and the couple settled in Shreveport — in a home they rented in the 1900 block of Milam Street. Are you sure that you want to remove this flower? Found more than one record for entered Email, You need to confirm this account before you can sign in. You can send your sympathy in the guestbook provided and share it with the family. Interesting Facts, Height & Trivia : Sylvia Dale has been depicted in the FX network series ‘The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story’ by a young actress. "He just loved giving to the community, giving back to people. Failed to delete memorial. Mr. Cochran, a graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles and the Loyola Marymount University School of Law, went into private practice in 1966 after three years as a deputy city attorney in Los Angeles. The Johnnie L. Cochran Jr. Art Fund to support African-American visual artists was created in 1997. He became one of only 12 black students enrolled at Los Angeles High School. Place the pin on the map to plot a location. Murder defendant O.J. "He had an infectious spirit," said Dale Cochran of Los Angeles, the widow of Johnnie L. Cochran Jr., the lawyer who died in 2005. The family relocated to the West Coast during the second wave of the Great Migration, settling in Los Angeles in 1949. Multi-talented, smart and beautiful, she was made quite the name for herself and managed to build her own reputation outside of the shadow of her famous father Johnnie Cochran. Johnnie Cochran Sr. and his wife had a fourth child in California — RaLonzo. Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA. To view a photo in more detail or edit captions for photos you added, click the photo to open the photo viewer. Johnnie Cochran was a man who lived a double life. There is a problem with your email/password. October 20, 1916 - April 29, 2018 After a long and fruitful life, Johnnie L. Cochran, Sr., died peacefully at his Los Feliz area home on Sunday, April 29, 2018. × Also an additional volunteer within fifty miles. Try again later. During a 1995 visit to Shreveport, Cochran recalled that 1943 trip to California, saying he was sure that his wife and children were frightened as they took their first real train ride, according to a Times article. Plese check the I'm not a robot checkbox.'. We have a volunteer within fifty miles of your requested photo location. Previously sponsored memorials or famous memorials will not have this option. 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