W.E. "Cotton" Hinshaw, 81, Monticello, died at 7:47 p.m. Thursday, July 17, 2014, at St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana in Indianapolis.
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He was born April 12, 1933 in White County to Willis and Nellie G. (Medley) Hinshaw. On June 21, 1953, in the Monticello Christian Church parsonage, he married Dorothy A. Cahill. She died Sept. 11, 1999. He then married Fay Capper on Sept. 2, 2000 at the Monticello Christian Church. She survives.
Cotton was a 1951 graduate of the Monticello High School. He served in the United States Navy. Cotton attended Butler University and then went to Brevard Community College in Cocoa, Fla. where he received his degree in Law Enforcement. Cotton had worked and retired with the Cocoa Florida Police Department after 30 years of service. He was the President of the Police Benevolence Association in Cocoa, Fla. and a member of the Monticello Christian Church of Monticello.
Survivors include his wife, Fay "MiMi" Crowder, Monticello; twin boys, Roger (Patsy) Hinshaw, Columbus, Miss. and Richard (Madel) Hinshaw, Wichita, Kan.; step-children, Renee (Kevin) Kilbanc, Fort Wayne, Jaci (Randy) Lane, Ocala, Fla., Jason (Tara) Crowder, Goshen, Bradley Crowder, Monticello; 17 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and brothers, William "Dick" (Lola) Hinshaw and Robert L. "Bob" Hinshaw, both of Monticello.
He was preceded in death by his parents and first wife, Dorothy A. Hinshaw.
Visitation will be from noon until the time of service at 2:30 p.m. on Monday at the Miller-Roscka Funeral Home of Monticello. A Celebration of Life Service will then take place at 2:30 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Chris Dodson of the Monticello Christian Church officiating.
Burial will be at Hughes Cemetery in rural Monticello with Full Military Rites conducted by the Monticello Veterans Honor Guard.
Memorials may be given to the Monticello Christian Church or the White County Food Pantry. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Miller-Roscka Funeral Home Inc
6368 E. U.S. 24
Monticello, IN 47960
Published in The Monticello Herald Journal on July 19, 2014