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Joseph Edward Cotton Jr.

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Joseph Edward Cotton Jr. Obituary
Cotton Jr., Joseph Edward Age 72, of Braidwood, IL, passed away Sunday, December 8, 2013 at the Joliet Area Community Hospice Home in Joliet, IL. Born September 10, 1941 in Joliet, IL to the late Joseph Murda and Betty Jane (nee Gill) Cotton. Joseph previously was employed at Uniroyal in Joliet, IL and the Joliet Lock and Dam. Veteran of the United States Navy, serving during Vietnam. Quarter Master of the VFW Post #5422 for over 20 years and also member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge #241, both in Wilmington. Surviving are one daughter-in-law, Rae Ann Cotton, of Gardner, IL; three grandchildren, Miranda (David) Warren, Allen (fiancée, Dawn) Cotton, and Matthew Cotton; two great-grandchildren, Dillan and RyLynn; sister, Sharon Cox of Joliet; aunt, Carol Zang of Cullom, IL; mother-in-law, Doris "Daisy" French of Dwight, IL; brothers-in-law, Donald (Margaret) Harvey of FL, Merrill (Jeanne) Harvey of Gardner, Charles (Cheryl) Harvey of South Wilmington, IL; and sister-in-law, Betty (Mervin) Erickson of SD. Preceding him in death were his wife, Dorothy Ann (nee Harvey) Cotton; son, Eric Cotton; sister, Sandra Hall; and Bonnie and Johnny in infancy. Funeral services will be at the R.W. Patterson Funeral Homes, Ltd. & Crematory, Braidwood Chapel, Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. with visitation three hours preceding services. Rev. Daniel Woodward will officiate. Cremation rites will be accorded following services. Inurnment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in his name may be directed to Joliet Area Community Hospice or St. Jude. For more information and to sign his online guestbook, please log onto www.rwpattersonfuneralhomes.com.
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Published in The Herald-News on Dec. 10, 2013
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