Mack Harold Cochran, 78, was born July 12, 1941 to Charles Printess Cochran and Floye Bazor Cochran in Pearl River County, Mississippi.
Mack loved reminiscing and talking about his days of playing football- both at Hattiesburg High School and at Pearl River Community College, where he was inducted into their Hall of Fame a few years back.
Mack worked for several years at Big Creek Yards and Gardens in Clara.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Charles Printess and Floye Bazor Cochran; three brothers, Charles Printess Cochran, Jr., Joey Cochran, and Russel Cheney.
He is survived by his son, Mark Allen Cochran and daughter, Lori Cochran Y’Barbo, both of Houston, TX; and five grandchildren. He is also survived by two brothers, Jarvis Cochran of Arizona, Gary Cochran of Dallas, TX; two sisters, Patsy Cochran Speights of Port Allen, LA, and Cheryll Cochran of Euless, TX.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2 PM Sunday, November 24, 2019 from the graveside at White House Cemetery.
Mack was inducted into the Mississippi Community and Junior College Sports Hall of Fame. As a quarterback for Pearl River Community College PRCC won the state and national championship in 1961. The team went 10-0 and outscored opponents 446-47. He was named to the All-State and All American teams that year. At the Junior College All Star game in Albuquerque, New Mexico he passed for two touchdowns and was named the game MVP. At Pearl River, as a sophomore he tallied 24 touchdowns and completed 89 or 151 passes but would have had more but usually the team was so far ahead the starters were pulled so other players could play.
Mack went on to play at the University of Houston where he was moved to halfback. He later went to work for Amoco oil.
He was the ninth player from PRCC to be inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame and is also a member of the PRCC Sports Hall of Fame.