Paul Ray Cottle

 

Paul Ray Cottle, 92, of Mason, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013 in Brady. 
 
He was born July 12, 1921 in Rochelle to Orvil Lee Cottle and Cynthia Ann (Cox) Cottle. He married Nina Bell Ake on Jan. 28, 1946 in Rochelle. He was a WWII Marine Veteran, participating in action against the enemy in Bougainville and Guam. He was a mechanic for many years and known for his ability to fix anything. He has lived in the Mason community since 1967 and was a protestant.
 
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Nina Bell Cottle of Mason; son, Obie Lee Cottle and wife Rhonda of Cuero; daughters, Sandra Banks and husband John Wayne of Owens, Shirley Reed and husband Richey of Goldthwaite, and Brenda Estes of New Braunfels; 13 grandchildren, including Brandey Cottle and Ashley Cottle of Cuero; and 16 great-grandchildren. 
 
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Sammie Cottle; brothers Leron, Sherman, Elmer, Henry George and Rolan; sisters Maybelle Jackson, Gladys Cottle, Willie Claude Cottle, Odessa Childers and Ruth Eckert.
 
Graveside services with military honors will held at 2 p.m. Oct. 11 at Rest Haven Cemetery in Rochelle. The Rev. Jonathan Dean Banks officiated.
 
Arrangements entrusted to Leatherwood Memorial Chapels, 1001 S. Elm St., Brady, TX 76825.
 
Contributions in memory of Paul Ray Cottle may be made to the charity of your choice.
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