David Jeffrey Cotton
David Jeffrey Cotton
  • August 7, 1943 - June 3, 2017
  • Rainbow City, Alabama

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David Cotton, 73
David "Dave" Jeffrey Cotton, born August 7, 1943 of Rainbow City, AL passed away peacefully and with love at his home June 3, 2017.
David was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin David "M.D." and Anniebell (Chumbley) Cotton; sister, Debbie Cotton; brother, Mackie Cotton;and former wife, Betty Ann (Scoggin) Cotton.
David was a Vietnam era veteran and represented the USAF at the Tokyo, Japan Summer Olympics in 1964, winning a Silver Medal in the Two Mile Walk. He was a successful business owner and contractor, a brilliant artist and poet, a class act an adventurer and world traveler who lived life to the fullest and brought a smile to every face he encountered. He was a loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend to all.
David is survived by his daughter, Juli Cotton Zartman; son-in-law, Paul Zartman; granddaughter, Raychel Raines; brother, Don Cotton; niece, Lyndsey Cotton Aulsbrook; nephew, Ben Cotton, his wife Nicole and their children.
A graveside memorial service will be held Friday, June 9, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at Forrest Cemetery, 700 S. 15th St, Gadsden, AL 35901. (Section 12 Lot 51). Brother Justin Ward will officiate.
Online condolences may be made at www.collier-butler.com.
We will hold his love and light in our hearts for all of our days, until we meet again.