Funeral services for Raymond Cottrell, 87, of Quitman, are scheduled for 10:00 AM Friday, October 14, 2016 at Lowe Funeral Home with Brother Cody Mize officiating. Burial will follow at Myrtle Springs Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM Thursday evening at the funeral home.
Raymond Edward Cottrell was born February 23, 1929 in Quinlan to James Edward and Annie Louise (Smith) Cottrell and passed away October 12, 2016 at his home.
Mr. Cottrell lived in Quitman 26 years where he was a member of Myrtle Springs Baptist Church. He worked for Swift Delivery in Dallas and served in the US Navy.
He is preceded in death by his parents; one son, Billy Cottrell; four sisters and one brother.
Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Ann Cottrell of Quitman; four sisters, Mary Lou Hall of Quinlan, Jewel Campbell of Holly Lake Ranch, Jeanette Kruel of San Clemente, CA, and Ruby Monk of El Paso; two grandchildren, Angela Clemente and husband John, and Jennefer Bruner and husband Steven, both of Lindale; and four great grandchildren, Cory Houston, Chase Houston, Connor Houston, and Matthew Bruner.
John Clemente, Corey Housin, Chase Houston, Connor Houston, and James "Tee Wee" Sims will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearer is Matthew Bruner.