Robert Young Cotton

January 18, 2021

Robert Young Cotton, 85, of Atmore, AL passed away on January 10, 2021 after a lengthy battle with COPD. Mr. Cotton was born in Brewton, AL on October 10, 1935. He served his country in the U.S. Army. He retired as a chemical operator from Monsanto after 35+ years of employment. He was a member of the Oak Grove Church of Christ.

Mr. Cotton is preceded in death by his parents, King David Cotton and Evelyn Lanier-Cotton; daughter, Vicky Lynn Bell; brother, John Cotton and sisters, Mable Edmiston, Ann Beasley and Marjorie Troutman. Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Katie Cotton; two children, Carol Dreadin (Glen) of Huxford, AL and Stephanie Conway (Chris) of Bon Secour, AL; two brothers, Stacy Cotton (Suzanne) of Covington, GA and Gene Cotton (JoAnn) of Robinsonville, AL; sister, Linda Helton (Don) of Atmore, AL; six grandchildren, MAJ Benjamin Daniel (Ann Heathe), Russell O’farrell, MAJ Steven O’farrell (Raquel), Lee Cruit (Michelle), Les Cruit (Pam) and Allison Clark (Josh), along with twelve great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held Monday, January 18, 2020 at 11:00 Serenity Gardens Cemetery in Atmore, AL with Pastor Billy Randolph and Pastor Brad Sullivan officiating. Active pallbearers will be Ronnie Berry, Travis Berry, Travis Harrison, Frank Smarr and Chris Conway.

The family would like to thank Kindred Hospice for their wonderful care and support. For the safety of you and others, please practice social distancing requirements, though wearing a facial mask is strongly encouraged.


One Response to “Robert Young Cotton”

  1. Karen on January 20th, 2021 10:26 am

    So sorry to hear of Roberts passing, my sympathy and prayers to his family I worked with Robert for several years before he retired and I learned a lot from him during that time and really enjoyed getting to know him he was a good man and an awesome team leader.

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