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Woodstock Funeral Home

8855 Main Street, Woodstock, GA

OBITUARY

Michael "Mike" Allen Cotter

February 2, 1976January 5, 2020
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Michael “Mike” Allen Cotter, age 43, of Woodstock, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, January 5, 2020.

Mike was funny, compassionate towards others and enjoyed the simple things in life. Throughout most of his life, Mike had an uphill battle with his health, but never seemed to let that discourage himself or others around him. He loved get togethers with family and friends and made every birthday count.

Although quiet upon first encounters, Mike was one that was passionate about life. He wasn’t afraid to be the “smartass” that he was and support you as a best friend should.

Mike was passionate about Dream Street Foundation, a non profit organization providing camping programs for children and young adults with chronic and life threatening illnesses. He was a recipient camper in his youth and after aging out of the program, would travel to California at his own personal expense, to volunteer as a counselor.

Mike also supported various events and people throughout his adulthood. He combined his love of pool and his drive to help others to orchestrate and host events to raise donations in support of others.

Mike loved all of the guys on his pool league and loved traveling to various cities to compete in tournaments. His league became extended family to him and Cue’s Billiards will forever be his home away from home.

Mike’s memory will be cherished by his father, Thomas Mark Cotter of Woodstock, Georgia; mother, Cheryl Placette and her husband, Jay, of Bismarck, Arkansas; brother, Thomas Michael Cotter and his wife, Shandra, of Acworth, Georgia; sister, Becky Ashcraft and her husband, David, of Hot Springs, Arkansas; nephews: Thomas, Brendan & Ian Cotter and Collin Ashcraft; niece, Sarah Ashcraft; and his furry friends, “Buddy” and “Sneakers.”

Please join the family in celebrating the amazing things about Mike’s life. Friends are welcome to visit on Saturday, January 11, 2020 from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm at Woodstock Funeral Home 8855 Main Street Woodstock, Georgia 30188. Services will follow at 7:00 pm.

Donations may be made in Mike’s honor to Dream Street Foundation.

  • FAMILY

  • Thomas Mark Cotter, Father
  • Cheryl Placette (Jay Placette), Mother
  • Thomas Michael Cotter (Shandra Cotter), Brother
  • Becky Ashcraft (David Ashcraft), Sister
  • Thomas Cotter, Nephew
  • Ian Cotter, Nephew
  • Brendan Cotter, Nephew
  • Collin Ashcraft, Nephew
  • Sarah Ashcraft, Niece
  • Buddy, Furry Friend
  • Sneakers, Furry Friend
  • Mike's memory will also be cherished by extended family members and friends that Mike considered family.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, January 11, 2020
  • Celebration of Life Service Saturday, January 11, 2020

Memories

Michael "Mike" Allen Cotter

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Aviana Gracial

January 14, 2020

Mike was always such a bright and shining spirit at Dream Street. He knew me since I was a camper as well and I am fortunate to call him another member of my DS family. He will be so missed; especially the times he would sit and share stories of past camps, always smiling while recalling them. Sending a big hug! ~Aviana

Kenny Kubacki

January 10, 2020

I had the pleasure of meeting Mike at Dream Strret Ca. was fun to see him come to the snack schack with his campers, always smiling , upbeat, the dream street family will miss him , terribly, my sincerely condolences to the family

Lisa Kay

January 9, 2020

I have been a part of Dream Street for over 30 years, and I know we aren’t supposed to have favorites, but Mike was definitely one of my FAVORITES!

Dream Street fell in love with Mike the moment we met him., always smiling, always jokin around, always wanting to help anyone with anything!

We are going to miss Mike madly. He has forever left a mark on our hearts. Only hope that he is with his other Dream Street friends, reminiscing about all the fun we had together.

Always,
Lisa

Dee English

January 9, 2020

Joe Hildebrand

January 9, 2020

Mike was the strongest man I have ever met. I've known him since he 1st came to dream street as a young boy. My favorite memory of Mike was when we played a Celebrity softball game and Mike came up to bat leaning on one cruch and holding the bat with one hand. He hit the ball past everyone and "ran" the bases so quickly that it was a Hone Run. From that day and throughout his life I had the utmost respect for his determination. The words I Cant were Never in his vocabulary. When facing a task he would Always find a way. He was like a son to me and although I miss him dearly I know he is in a better place now Running with the Angels

Dee English

January 8, 2020

Wow, I never thought I’d be writing a memory for mike.. he was such a warrior. I remember when he first came to camp with his sister Becky, who was in my cabin! He was such a kind person and positive despite what he had been, and was, going through. Always a kind word, smile on his face. I’ll miss him more than I can imagine, but grateful for the time we spent together at Dreamstreet. He will always be in my heart....

Dee

Becky Ashcraft

January 8, 2020

Becky Ashcraft

January 8, 2020

Ron Basile

January 8, 2020

Around this time in 2015 Mike sent me a note about bringing a date, what to wear and missing his flight. See, I invited him, while we were at camp, to come to the Grammy awards. He was so excited and I think he brought four different suits as he couldn't decide what to wear!
When I saw him after the show, he was wearing a tux. He was grinning ear to ear with a smile as he just saw something he never thought he would be attending. (Somewhere there is a picture.)
Will never forget that and the time we spent shooting the S&^T at camp every year.
I am devastated to hear about his passing. He was the most upbeat, kindhearted person I know.
I will miss him.
Ron Basile - President of the Dream Street Foundation

Becky Ashcraft

January 7, 2020

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