Gerald Lee Cothran

August 20, 1951September 6, 2018

Gerald Lee Cothran, 67, of Deer Park, TX passed away on Thursday, September 6, 2018. He was born in Pasadena, TX on August 20, 1951 to Bonnie and Max Cothran. He was married to Brenda Cothran for 36 lucky years. “G” had a career in industrial sealing products. His family created “Ameraflex Rubber and Gaskets” which continues to be a thriving business today. He was a member of Deer Park Rotary, Deer Park Chamber of Commerce and International Sealing Distribution Association. He was also an active member of Deer Park United Methodist Church. “G” loved his family, the 2017 World Series Champions, the Houston Astros, photography, picking on a guitar and was a mentor to many in his community.

He is survived by his loving wife, Brenda; children, Laura and Andrew; parents, Max and Bonnie; brothers, Lynn and wife Carla, Cody and wife Roni; mother-in-law, Wanda Duncan; sister-in-law, Jenifer Strickland and husband Lynn. “Uncle Gerald” deeply cared for his nieces, nephews, extended family and friends who felt like family.

“G’s” Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 2:00pm at Deer Park United Methodist Church, 1300 E. 13th St., Deer Park, TX 77536.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Deer Park United Methodist Church or the Deer Park Education Foundation.


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, September 8, 2018

Gerald Lee Cothran

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Joey Jackson

October 8, 2018

I always admired Gerald for his creativity and determined spirit. I learned a lot from him working together at Ameraflex. He was like an older brother to me. I pray for peace and comfort for the Cothran family at your loss.
Joey Jackson

Jackie Jankowski

September 14, 2018

I am so sorry to hear about the passing of you husband and father. Your family has always been such a special blessing to our family thru the years. Praying for all of you. May you find comfort in all the memories of him that will always be in your heart. Andrew , I am so happy that you and Johnny have kept in touch through the years. Love and peace to all of you. Childhood friends are such great blessings.

Mike Gerstenberger

September 12, 2018

Gerald had moved next door to me in Deer Park many years ago and had become a great friend of mine. It was a coincidence that when he moved there, we both realized that his company, Ameraflex, was a distributor for the company I worked for (Lamons). From that point on, we shared so many past years playing softball for Burke Road as well as going hunting on his company's lease. I thank Gerald for introducing me to Burke Road Church and I'm so glad that he married Brenda, who at the time worked with me at Lamons. I will always remember Gerald for what a great friend he was to me. I was so disappointed missing the service as I was out of town. God bless Gerald and his entire family.

Carl Davis Sr,

September 9, 2018

I remember all the great years we had playing softball for Burke Road Church along with Max and Cody. I am sorry I missed the funeral. So sorry for this loss.