June 13, 1948 - September 19, 2019
Gary Cotton, 71, of Bolivar passed away on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at his home. Gary was born on June 13, 1948 in Texas, the son of Carl R. “Bob” and Della Jo (Callahan) Cotton. He was united in marriage to Gail Mauk on July 3, 1998 in Merriam Woods. Gary is remembered as a man who found the most pleasure in the simpler things of life. A nature lover, he bragged about living three miles outside of town in the country, where he tended to his vegetable garden. His love of nature extended to animals, as well. Gary loved the company of his dog and a deaf cat he had raised. He also loved racing, most especially the National Hot Rod Association. However, more than racing, and even more than nature, Gary loved his family and spending time with his grandkids. It was one of life’s simplest pleasures that gave him the greatest joy. He will forever be loved as a husband, dad, and papa. Gary is survived by his loving wife; one daughter, Ayla of St. James; Landon, Kaligha, and ten other grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Bruce Cotton of Bolivar and Bobby Cotton of Parsons, KS; and one special granddaughter whom he raised as his own, Cryssia. He was preceded in death by his parents. Friends and relatives are invited to a Visitation with Gary’s family from 10:00-12:00pm on Monday, September 23, 2019 at Butler Funeral Home. Cremation rites will be accorded following the Visitation. Memorials may be made in Gary’s honor to the American Cancer Society.
Gary Cotton, 71, of Bolivar passed away on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at his home. Gary was born on June 13, 1948 in Texas, the son of Carl R. “Bob” and Della Jo (Callahan) Cotton. He was united in marriage to Gail Mauk on July... View Obituary & Service Information
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