Billy Ray Cottrell, age 88, passed away on June 22, 2020, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center of natural causes. Private Graveside Services will be held at a later date at Green Hill Memorial Gardens. Maddux-Fuqua-Hinton Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Cottrell was born in Muhlenberg County on March 21, 1932, the son of the late Veichel Harvey and Jesse Eunice Travis Cottrell. He was a barber for 69 years at Bill’s/Cottrell’s Barber shops, and was a member of Trinity Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, preceding him in death is his wife, Mildred Hardison Cottrell; his son, Billy Wayne Cottrell; his daughter, Mildred Sue Cottrell; his brother, Harvey Cottrell Jr, and his grandson, Billy Ray Cottrell.
Survivors include his sons, Donald Ray Cottrell and his wife Valerie of Hopkinsville, KY, and Rodney Lee Cottrell and his wife Mary Ann of Hopkinsville, KY; his brothers, Bobby Cottrell of Norfolk, VA, and Floyd Cottrell and his wife Velma of Mt. Eagle, TN; his sister, Barbara Nell Daczynski of Australia; and his eight grandchildren; and ten great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made in his honor to the Gideons International at P.O. Box 982, Hopkinsville, KY 42241.
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