Donald E. Cottrell Jr.

September 8, 1942October 26, 2018

Donald Edward Cottrell Jr. went home to be with his heavenly father on Friday, October 26, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. He will live in our hearts forever. Don was preceded in death by his parents Donald Sr. and Rosetta Cottrell and his sister Diane. He is survived by his loving wife Linda, his sisters Donna Tackett, Virgie (Randy) Tackett, and Alice (Kenny) Elrod, his sons Matthew (Amy) Cottrell of New Braunfels, Texas, Jeff (Wendy) Cottrell of Austin, Texas, Brad Cottrell of Westerville, Walter Tucker of Canal Winchester, and Brian Tucker of Lancaster, his daughters Julie Cottrell of Lancaster, and Angela Tucker of Champaign, Illinois, as well as his grandchildren Christopher C., Kasey, Christopher T., Bethany, Samuel, and Cole. Don was a family man who always went out of his way to help others. He loved the Lord, the outdoors, and his best four-legged buddy Bandit. He was retired from his job as a custodian at Pickerington Elementary School and previously worked as a supervisor at both Ray-O-Vac and Premix. Services will be held on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at Calvary Baptist Church in Lancaster. Friends and family may call between the hours of 10 AM and 2 PM, with the service to begin at 2 PM with Pastor Matthew Nihiser officiating. Dignity Cremation is to take place through HALTEMAN-FETT & DYER FUNERAL HOME.


  • Visitation Wednesday, October 31, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Donald E. Cottrell Jr.

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Matthew Cottrell

October 28, 2018

I will miss my father dearly. He was a hard worker and a man of many skills who taught me the value of hard work. I Love You Dad