Joshua David Cotney
February 7, 1999 – August 1, 2019
Joshua David Cotney (Mangos, Beast, Bull) age 20, of Pensacola, passed away suddenly, Thursday, August 01, 2019. Josh was born in Milton, Florida on February 07, 1999 to Renae McLellan and David Andrew Cotney. He was preceded in death by his father, David, in March 2010. Josh is survived by his mother, Renae (Singleton-McLellan) Atkinson and husband, Jimmy; paternal grandmother, Barbara Ann Marsh of Milton; cousin, Ashley Cotney of Pensacola; uncles, Jimmy Cotney and Calvin Cotney; aunt, Teri and so so many other paternal uncles, aunts and cousins. He is also survived by his maternal grandparents, (Korea CWV) Billy Singleton and wife Jerry; brother Jason Wade McLellan II and wife, Miya; niece, Jade Weslyn McLellan of Pace, FL; sister, Amy Leigh Garcia and husband Mario of Muskegon, MI; nephews, Ethan Scott and Raphael Garcia of Muskegon, MI; uncles, Tim Singleton and wife Mary Jane of Birmingham, AL and Robby Singleton and wife Kris of Cocoa, FL; beloved uncle, Kenneth “Uncle Butch” Barksdale; cousin, Cheryl Culwell and her children of Pensacola; Aunt Stephanie Thompson (Rob) of Pensacola; stepbrother, Cody Atkinson (Waterboys) and so many many relatives immediate and extended – all of whom had some sort of impact on Joshua’s personality and short time on this earth. Joshua was of the Christian Faith. He excelled at so much and loved Airsoft, hockey and lacrosse. He was so proud to graduate from Washington High School and had numerous jobs and positions but was adamant on joining the U. S. Army to connect with that final brotherhood he so sought after and craved. He wanted to be like his fathers and relatives before him all the way back to the Revolutionary War and every war since because in life he was a warrior and stopped at nothing to get what he wanted. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Bayview Fisher-Pou Chapel with Chaplain Jason Adams officiating. Interment will follow at Bayview Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Pallbearers will be his brother, Jason W. McLellan II, Uncle Kenneth Butch Barksdale, Coach and Mentor Rick Von Bergen, “Brothers” Simon Marchetti, Leo Marchetti and Nicco Ferraro. Honorary pallbearers, are Grandpa Billy Singleton, Principal Russell Queen of AK Suter Elementary, Jay McLellan, Kevin (The Renaissance Man) Marchetti, Taylor Carroll, Blake, Daniel, Noah, Joey Hammond, Tyler and so many more to list. Just know I know who you are. Special thanks to First Responders George and Patti, neighbors I have not met yet, Escambia County Sheriff’s Dept., NW Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Pleasant Grove Fire Department, all of the deputies, investigators, firefighters, EMS, medical examiner and staff and Bayview Fisher-Pou Chapel, Angela Marchetti, Paula Ferraro, Mrs. Susan (Ozone), Keaton, Kira, Alyssa Locklear as well as all of the friends and mentors who so loved Joshua – I know he loved you all. “Go rest high on that mountain, son your work on Earth is done.”
- Jason W. McLellan, II, Active
- Visitation Saturday, August 10, 2019
- Funeral Service Saturday, August 10, 2019
Joshua David Cotney
Karen - Kyle McDonnell’s mom Feerick
August 10, 2019
When I met Josh I was so happy that Kyle had a friend that wanted to hang out at our house and play in the pool and just chill out. Josh was so motivated to finish college and had dreams of being in the military. Josh is an angel in our midst❤️😇
August 10, 2019
I remember meeting josh my freshman/sophomore year at Washington. I had never met someone filled with so much life and laughter. He always wanted everyone happy , he always brought me up on my worst days. Having someone like you in my life was and is such a blessing.Your light and love will live through me everyday. Love you forever bud.
August 8, 2019
So many messages you and I have to go back on most of them about your grandma Barbara you always kept me up to date on her and I thank you for that!!! Thank you for making sure she made it here to us when my father aka her brother was at his worst in the hospital. Thank you for hanging out with us and having dinner with us while you were here! Thank you for always being there and helping take care of my aunt aka your grandmother I never told you thank you!! Thank you! I will truly miss you and our messages back and forth!!!
Love you always,
August 6, 2019
Josh was a sweet young man. We have a lot of memories of him, most when he was much younger, so I can't pick just one. So glad that I got to speak with him on the phone about 2 weeks ago and tell him that I loved him. My thoughts and prayers are with you and all of Josh's family.
Ada and Gary