He was born Wednesday, September 5, 1928 in Sugar Tree, Tenn. He was the son of the late Fred Kirsh Cotham Sr. and the late Helen Lucille (Daughrity) Cotham.
He is survived by his wife and constant companion of 63 years, Thressa LaRue (Stringer) Cotham of Benton. He was a loving father to two daughters, Teresa Diane Temple, husband Byford of Benton and Donita Jo Cotham, husband Casey Mooneyham of Benton, three grandchildren, Tyler Temple, Trace Temple and Sydney Temple all of Benton, one brother, Harvey Nixon Cotham of Benton, two sisters, Martha Ann Forrest of Calvert City, and Doris Lucille Garrido of El Hambre, Calif.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Lewis Cotham and Joe Allen Cotham
Funeral services were Sunday, February 23 at 1:30 p.m. in the chapel of the Collier Funeral Home. Mark Ray, Doug Lyles and Dwaine Baker officiated. Interment followed the service in Haltom Cemetery, Benton.