Cotton Jul. 8, 1955 - Dec. 8, 2013 YUKON Ulysses "Dayne" Cotton was born July 8, 1955 in Wichita, KS to A.B. Cotton and Mary Jo Cotton. He passed away Dec. 8, 2013 at the age of 58 years, 5 months. Dayne attended Erick High School and later continued his education at the University of Central Oklahoma. Dayne went on to attend Canadian Valley Vo-Tech, receiving his A&P Certification in Aircraft Maintenance. He married the love of his life Carol Dianne (Jurgensen) Cotton on Dec. 30, 1977 in Sayre, OK. In 1980, they moved to Yukon, OK, where they would make their home. Although Dayne and Dianne did not have children, Dayne was dearly loved and a beloved uncle to his nieces and nephews. Dayne owned his own painting business for over 30 years. He was a talented and meticulous craftsman and retained the same customers throughout his career. After receiving his A&P License, he embarked on a new career as an aircraft mechanic at Tinker Air Force Base in Midwest City, OK. It was his dream job and loved going to work every day. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sayre, OK. He was preceded in death by his father, A.B. Cotton. He is survived by his mother, Mary Jo Cotton of Sayre, OK; his wife, Dianne Cotton, Yukon, OK; 2 sisters, Nanette and her husband Johnny Curtiss, Shady Point, OK, Tammy Francis, Sayre, OK; 1 brother, Bennie Wayne Rothenberger, Sweetwater, OK; one brother-in-law, Ronnie Jurgensen and wife Darla of Yukon, OK; and one sister-in-law, Donna Gail Robison and husband Robby of Sayre, OK; his very special nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends. Memorial Service will be at 10:30AM, Fri., Dec. 20, 2013, in the Yanda & Son Funeral Home Chapel, Yukon, OK. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dayne's name to the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation at www.omrf.org. Online condolences may be signed at www.yandafuneral.com
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Published in The Oklahoman on Dec. 15, 2013