Rhoton Funeral Home

1511 South Interstate 35E, Carrollton, TX


Cotton Gresham

Passed away on July 5, 2020
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Cotton Gresham passed away on July 5, 2020 and is under the care of Rhoton Funeral Home.

Visitation will be held on July 12, 2020 at 2:00 pm at Rhoton Funeral Home, 1511 South Interstate 35e, Carrollton, TX. Visitation & Video will be held on July 13, 2020 at 10:00 am at Northside Baptist Church, 2000 N Denton Dr, Carrollton, TX. Funeral Service will be held on July 13, 2020 at 11:00 am at Northside Baptist Church, 2000 N Denton Dr, Carrollton, TX. Burial Service will be held on July 13, 2020 at 12:15 pm at Hilltop Memorial Park, 1810 N Perry Rd, Carrollton, TX.

They were preceded in death by Forest Gresham (Father), Hassie Gresham (Mother), Jimmy Gresham (Brother), Dorothy Edmonson (Sister), David Gresham (Brother), Anna Mae Gresham (Spouse). They are survived by Billy Gresham (Brother), Peggy Walker (Sister), Sue Fuller (Sister), Larry Gresham (Son), Pam Wright (Daughter), Cindy Wheeler (Daughter), Mike Wheeler (Son-in-law), Kiki Purcell (Daughter), Pat Purcell (Son-in-law), Mandy Burnside (Grandchild), Valerie Wheeler (Grandchild), Kimberly Thurman (Grandchild), Lindsey Gresham (Grandchild), Marc Stankoski (Grandchild), Stephanie Lynnea (Grandchild), Jamie Marsh (Grandchild), Mike Wheeler (Grandchild), Chelsea Purcell (Grandchild). Serving as pallbearers are Vince Albritton, George Hambry, Fred Delk, John Purcell, Cary Walker, Cole Smith, Dan Vincent, Justin Marsh.

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  • Forest Gresham, Father (deceased)
  • Hassie Gresham, Mother (deceased)
  • Jimmy Gresham, Brother (deceased)
  • Dorothy Edmonson, Sister (deceased)
  • David Gresham, Brother (deceased)
  • Anna Mae Gresham, Spouse (deceased)
  • Billy Gresham, Brother
  • Peggy Walker, Sister
  • Sue Fuller, Sister
  • Larry Gresham, Son
  • Pam Wright, Daughter
  • Cindy Wheeler, Daughter
  • Mike Wheeler, Son-in-law
  • Kiki Purcell, Daughter
  • Pat Purcell, Son-in-law
  • Mandy Burnside, Grandchild
  • Valerie Wheeler, Grandchild
  • Kimberly Thurman, Grandchild
  • Lindsey Gresham, Grandchild
  • Marc Stankoski, Grandchild
  • Stephanie Lynnea, Grandchild
  • Jamie Marsh, Grandchild
  • Mike Wheeler, Grandchild
  • Chelsea Purcell, Grandchild

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  • Vince Albritton
  • George Hambry
  • Fred Delk
  • John Purcell
  • Cary Walker
  • Cole Smith
  • Dan Vincent
  • Justin Marsh


  • Visitation

    Sunday, July 12, 2020

  • Visitation & Video

    Monday, July 13, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, July 13, 2020

  • Burial Service

    Monday, July 13, 2020


Cotton Gresham

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July 14, 2020

Thank you for being such a large part of my life. Allowing me to feel you and your family was part of my family and I a part of yours.

Cotton & Anna Mae
as with Roy Rogers and Dale Evans
Happy Trails …. Until We Meet Again

Clyde Garland

July 14, 2020

Dear Larry, Pam, Cindy and KiKi:

We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your father, our Uncle Cotton. We have fond memories of his interesting stories and great sense of humor. Sherry especially remembers how much he loved the chocolate bon-bons she made for Christmas for years. Clyde always admired Cotton for overcoming personal problems to create a successful contracting company. He will be missed by everyone who knew him. Rest in eternal peace, Uncle Cotton.

Love, Clyde & Sherry Garland

Beverly Fletcher

July 14, 2020

To the whole Precious Gresham Family, We are so sorry for your loss of wonderful Cotton, great father, friend to all, and a gift to the World. May God bless and comfort you and the extended family and myriad of friends! We have so many great memories of Cotton! He loved his family so much, 💕 And he and Anna Mae had a beautiful love story in their marriage. May God bless you, the family, and comfort y’all in your loss. We know how you are finding comfort in the fact that he is celebrating in Heaven with loved ones. We love y’all. Always, Don & Bev Fletcher & Kayli & Jeremy Hopkins and Jack Fletcher & Penny.

Debbie Vitro

July 12, 2020

Kikki, I’m so sorry for your loss. May you feel Gods peace during this difficult time

Chuck Burton

July 11, 2020

My respect for Cotton Gresham goes back many decades before I ever met the man. After getting to know him, my respect turned to love for this kind, generous man. Of course he will be missed. But what a rich legacy Cotton left the world and the Gresham family. My heart throbs for you all.

Sharon Luke

July 11, 2020

I’m so sorry for the loss of your dad, Kiki. I know how much love you have for him and how you took such good care of him. My condolences to you and your family.

Lucia Smith

July 11, 2020

Kiki, I am so sorry for the loss of your father.
While he will be greatly missed, I hope you can find comfort in knowing he is in a better place.
Your family is in my thoughts and prayers,
Lucia Smith

Phyllia Engelking

July 10, 2020

Larry, We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. May God rest his soul. Phyllis and Steve Engelking.

Robin Rice

July 9, 2020

Kiki, So sorry to hear about your Daddy. You have been such a wonderful daughter taking care of all his needs. Praying for you and your family during this time.
In Christ’s Love,
Robin, Robbie, Ramie, Riley and Rhett Rice.

Tracie Miller

July 8, 2020

Kiki , so sorry for your loss. What a tough time this is for you and your family, but I hope your memories will ease the loss. All my best.


Happy 99th Birthday Aunt Blackie!!


Marc & papa hit it big!!


Coffee w/the old man...after his first night home from the hospital!


Marc & papa messing around at Walmart!


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