He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Benton. He was a retired Master Seargent in the United States Army where he served in Vietnam recieving a purple heart and a bronze star.
He was the son of the late Fred Cotham and the late Helen Lucille (Daughrity) Cotham. He is also preceded in death by his wife: Juanita Joyce (Hollyfield) Cotham; and three brothers; Fred K. Cotham, Joe A. Cotham, and Louis Cotham.
He is survived by one daughter: Lisa DeRenard of Benton; one son: Harvey Cotham Jr. of Mayfield; two sisters: Martha Forrest of Calvert City and Dorris Garrido of Los Angeles, California; and two grandsons: Aaron DeRenard of Paducah and Shawn Cotham of Benton.
Funeral services were held at Collier Funeral Chapel at 1 p.m. on Monday, May 12. Rev. Don Wilson officiated. Interment was at Benton Cemetery.
The family asks memorial contributions be made to the Marshall Co. Humane Society, 6301 U.S. Hwy 68 E. Benton, KY 42025.