William Edward Cothran
William Edward Cothran, Sr., age 87, of Ethridge, TN passed away Sunday, March 10, 2019, at Southern TN Regional Health Systems in Lawrenceburg, TN.
He was a retired painter from D.L. Smith Painting and a member of Flatwoods Freewill Baptist Church.
Born Tuesday, March 31, 1931, in Ethridge, Tennessee, he was the son of the late Gene Cothran and the late Lillian Wasson Cothran Vorhees. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son: Randy Cothran; two daughters: Debbie Taylor and Valerie Scott; and one son-in-law: Kenny Taylor.
He is survived by sons: William Edward Cothran, Jr. (Sheila) of Ethridge, TN, and Tracy Cothran (Beth) of Franklin, TN; sisters: JoAnn Obermier of Montclair, CA, Carol Johnston of Lawrenceburg, TN, Toni Rae Patterson of Hemet, CA and Vickie Barnes of Marietta, GA; seventeen grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for William Edward Cothran were conducted at Neal Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 16, 2019, with Bob Johnston officiating. Interment followed at Old Ethridge Cemetery in Ethridge, TN. Those serving as pallbearers were: Chris Cothran, Nick Cothran, Tyler Cothran, Darrell Scott, Randy Cothran, and Richard Cothran. Family suggests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society. Neal Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements. Condolences may be sent by way of: www.nealfuneralhome.net.