April 25, 1940 - December 31, 2021
Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints. Psalm 116:15 Robert Lee Cotton was born April 26, 1940, to the proud parents of A.J. Cotton and Ruth Gray- Cotton in Rose Hill, MS. He received Christ an early age and was baptized at First Baptist Church, Biloxi, MS. He attended M F Nichols High School. He attended Indiana University. He joined the US Air Force in February 1962, where he served for 26 years until retirement. His declarations included Meritorious Service Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal three times, Air Force Good Conduct Medal seven times, Small Arms Marksmanship Medal twice, Non- Commission Officer Professional Military Education, Air Force Longevity Service Ribbon six times, National Defense Service Medal, Air Force Oversea Service Ribbon long tour and short tour ribbon and Air Force Outstanding Unity Award twice. He received his bachelor’s degree in religion from Liberty university in Lynchburg, VA. After Robert was honorably retired, he united with Lancaster Baptist Church pastored by Paul Chappell where he served in many positions. He moved to Victorville, CA and united with Bible Baptist Church, pastored by Joel Counts. Where he was a faithful member. He was united in marriage to Dina S. Cotton in March 2018. Left to cherish his memory his son Bryant Luther Cotton (Lorin) and daughter Sandra Lynn Reaves (Walter), his children’s mother, Editha B. Cotton, one brother Pastor James Ralph Gilmore, (Floyd Marie) and two brothers Andrew Gray and Louie Dwight deceased, 12 grandchildren, Jerome, Jennifer, Raymond, Amanda, Azja, Robert Lee II, Jerilyn, Bryan Jr., Kiro, Natalie, Jordan, Olivia, Cannon, Walter IV, 2 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints. Psalm 116:15 Robert Lee Cotton was born April 26, 1940, to the proud parents of A.J. Cotton and Ruth Gray- Cotton in Rose Hill, MS. He received Christ an early age and was baptized... View Obituary & Service Information
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