Robert Young Cotton

Published 10:16 am Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Robert Young Cotton, 85, of Atmore, passed away on Jan. 10, 2021 after a lengthy battle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disoease.


Mr. Cotton was born in Brewton on Oct. 10, 1935.  He served his country in the U.S. Army.  He retired as a chemical operator from Monsanto after 35-plus years of employment.

He was a member of the Oak Grove Church of Christ.

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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 and Stephanie Conway (Chris) of Bon Secour; two brothers, Stacy Cotton (Suzanne) of Covington, Ga. and Gene Cotton (JoAnn) of Robinsonville; sister, Linda Helton (Don) of Atmore; 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 12 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were held on Jan. 18, 2021 at Serenity Gardens Cemetery in Atmore with Pastor Billy Randolph and Pastor Brad Sullivan officiating.

Active pallbearers were 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.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.