Truman E. Cotner

February 7, 1930May 13, 2018

Truman Eugene Cotner, Sr left this world May 13th, 2018. He was born February 7th, 1930 to Ogle and Maggie Cotner in Cape Girardeau, Mo. He married Jeanette Hollenbeck June 5, 1955. He was preceded in death by his parents and (siblings) He is survived by his "Sweetie" Jeanette, his sister June Sanders, 2 daughters and 2 sons. Sandi and her husband Larry Trullinger, John Cotner, Lesa and her husband Dave McDowell and Truman "Bud" Cotner, Jr. 6 grandchildren, Dawn "Dawn Dawn" Leach and partner Daniel, Jeremy and Lauren Cotner, Angela Radermacher (Justin) , Felicia "Fel" McDowell and Clay , Quentin and Dakota Cotner, Monica McDowell ( Erik) 5 great grandsons, Max, Truman "Lil Truman", Wyatt "Wy Wy", Elliot and Colton. one step grandson Ryan, two step great grandsons Silas & Leonard. And many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Truman was incredibly proud of his service in the military, during the Korean War, his 30 years of service as a United States Postal worker, and his many years as a Cub Master with the Boy Scouts of America. "Pop Pop" never met a stranger and always had a smile on his face. He was always willing to help anyone with anything. He loved spending time in his garden, taking walks, fishing and making wonderful gifts in "Papa's Workshop" and reading his bible. Although he left us way too soon, we know he was needed to help in a much bigger garden. He was loved tremendously and will be missed deeply. He was a member of the Foursquare Church in Raytown, for many yrs.` In Lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to St Judes Children's Research or


  • Visitation Thursday, May 17, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, May 18, 2018
  • Committal Service Friday, May 18, 2018

Truman E. Cotner

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Bob Stockdell

May 20, 2018

You were a tremendous influence on the boys of Troop 161. I was the Scoutmaster of the Troop for 17 years and I can say that without your help, the Troop would have been in dire straits. Your steady hand and outdoor knowledge was what held the Troop together. May you rest in peace.

Amy Dampier

May 16, 2018

Truman was truly a wonderful spirit, man and friend! I had the pleasure of knowing him, he had great stories that will always be remembered. Love and sympathy to the family of this great man who will truly be missed. Hugs!!

Truman Cotner Jr

May 15, 2018

My dad was the greatest man I have ever known,he taught me alot he taught me to drive,he was in webeloes,cub scouts,and boy Scouts!U will be greatly missed dad!I must add that he Helped build Foursquare church of Raytown,Mo..U will always be a member of our foursquare family,he also mowed the foursquare church field put in countless hours on the mower there at the church in Raytown as he was also an usher for the Foursquare church of Raytown,He put in countless hours at Santa Cali Gon days on the Independence Square with the boy Scouts of America,He was a great husband too my mom Jeanette Cotner was married 62 years!!!!Well the good Lord called a fantastic angel home with ur wings!!!Lots of Love and hugs u were a GREAT INFLUENCE ON ME!!!!!GO REST HIGH ON THAT MOUNTAIN DAD!!!!!U will be missed by many Love Ur Youngest son (Truman Eugene Cotner Jr)Buddy,Love you Dad!!!!!

John Cotner

May 15, 2018

I have very many fond memories of my dad, too many to even begin mentioning. I will miss you very very much! I also want to mention he was a member of Trinity church of the Nazarene for several years.

Love always your son John

Michelle Miller

May 15, 2018

I will always cherish the wooden horse carousel and baby cradle you made for me when I was a little girl. I have passed them on to my two girls, and I will think of you every time they are playing with them.
Thanks for always letting me sit in your chair,

Anthony Stoops

May 15, 2018

Truman, Thank you for all your service you gave me and many other Boy Scouts. You were a great influence.