Mr. Lester Cottrell, age 95, of Brodhead, KY, passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at his home surrounded by his loved ones.
Lester was born January 7, 1927, in Rockcastle County, KY, a son of the late Zeak and Bettie Stevens Cottrell. He proudly served his country as a soldier of the US Army, during World War II, in Germany. He was a member of the Walnut Grove Church of Christ and enjoyed gardening and farming. He married Flossie Cromer on February 10, 1949, and from that union came two children: Darrell and Gayle.
He is survived by his daughter-in-law: Brenda Cottrell of Brodhead, KY; son-in-law: Tommy Debord of Brodhead, KY; four grandchildren: Susan Debord of Brodhead, KY, Angela DeBord Isaacsand husband Brandon of Mt. Vernon, KY, Kim Baldwin and husband Lance of Brodhead, KY, and Ashley Durham and husband Brady of Ada, OK; four great grandchildren: Takina Cottrell, Ava Baldwin, Clay Baldwin, and Amelia Isaacs; two great great grandchildren: Camden and Brantlee; three sisters: Ruby Reynolds, Bonnie Reynolds, and Edna Elder & David; as well as a host of many nieces, nephews, friends, and neighbors.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife: Flossie Cromer Cottrell; his son: Darrell Cottrell; his daughter: Gayle Debord; his grandson: Tim Cottrell; his brother Carl Cottrell who was killed in WWII; his stepfather: Jed Clayburn; and brother-in-laws: Clearance Reynolds, and Kenneth Reynolds.
Services for Lester will be held Monday, May 23, 2022, at the Marvin E. Owens Home for Funerals with visitation at 12:00pm until time for the funeral service at 2:00 pm with Bro. Marvin Cromer officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery.