Michael Lynn Cottle

June 26, 1947July 28, 2020
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Michael Lynn Cottle departed this life on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at the age of 73. A funeral service is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 1, 2020 in the chapel of Lloyd James Funeral Home with Deacon Bill Necessary officiating. A visitation is set for Friday, July 31, 2020 from 5:00 - 7:00, starting with a rosary at 5:00.

Mike was born June 26, 1947 in Fredericksburg, TX to Oren and Merle Cottle. Mike enlisted in the United States Navy and proudly served aboard the USS Halsey during the Vietnam War. He worked as the Plant Manager at Foam Products of Tyler since 1977. He married the love of his life Peggy Monosmith on October 26, 1974. Mike was an expert outdoorsman who loved hunting, fishing and golfing. He was known for his smoked brisket and willingness to always lend a helping hand to others. Mike could light up a room with his humor.

Mike is survived by his wife Peggy; his daughters and their spouses Deesa and Randle Loving, Abbie and Tim Smith and Katie and Nabil Basma; his grandchildren Cassidy Loving, Kristian Loving and Kaitlynn Basma. He is also survived by his sisters Saundra Edwards and Sue Marrs and spouse, Don Marrs and his nieces Lisa Barrett, Kari McGlothlin and Tara Rock, along with their families.

He is proceeded in death by his parents Merle Peril and Oren Cottle and his loving grandparents, Abbie and Sylvanus Cottle.


  • Rosary

    Friday, July 31, 2020

  • Visitation

    Friday, July 31, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, August 1, 2020


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Lloyd Harper

July 31, 2020

Peggy and family, please accept my sincerest and deepest sympathy for the passing of Mike. Mike and I were close friends while growing up in Harper. His parents and my parents were friends and Mike and I were classmates at Harper High School Class of 1965. I have many fond memories of Mike and one of my fondest is that he accompanied my mother to the San Antonio Airport to pick me up when I was discharged from the Army in October 1968. Both of them were a sight for sore eyes. I regret that Mike and I never reconnected as life took us in many different directions. May Mike rest in peace and in the coming days and weeks may you and your beautiful family be comforted by the words of Psalm 147.3 which says "He heals the brokenhearted and saves those crushed in spirit".

May God bless you all
Lloyd Harper
Fredericksburg, Texas

Paula Caplinger

July 29, 2020

Peggy, Katie, Abbie & Deesa
I am was so saddened & shocked to hear about Mike.
He was always so kind to the kids & I. Peggy you could see the love Mike had for you.
Love y'all

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