Legend Hank Cochran Passes Away
Jamey Johnson, Billy Ray Cyrus and Buddy Cannon dropped by to sing
songs with Hank, and this morning the legendary songwriter was
surrounded by family and friends when he passed away at his
Hendersonville, Tennessee home from a long illness. A private, family
memorial will be held in the near future, and a public service will
follow. Details will be forthcoming.
The family asks
that you respect their privacy at this time and, in lieu of flowers,
request those wishing to honor Hank make donations to the Nashville
Songwriters Hall of Fame Foundation.
Hank was inducted in to the Nashville Songwriters Association
International Hall of Fame by unanimous vote in 1974, and was honored
by B.M.I. in June 2009 for his six-decade long career of hits, that
includes country classics: "I Fall To Pieces," "Make The World Go
Away," "Ocean Front Property," "The Chair" and "Don't You Ever Get
Tired Of Hurting Me."
Hank is survived by his wife Suzi, daughter Booth Calder and three
sons- Garland Perry Cochran Jr., James Lee Cochran and Daniel Cochran.
Martha E. Moore