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Norman R. Cottrell

September 7, 1935 ~ December 9, 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old

Norman Cottrell Obituary

The Cook-Webb Funeral Home is honored to have been called to serve the family of Mr. Norman R. Cottrell. 


Mr. Norman R. Cottrell, age 88 of the Penchum Community, passed away on Saturday, December 9th at the Tennessee State Veterans Home in Clarksville, Tennessee. 


Mr. Cottrell was born September 7, 1935, in Louisville, Kentucky son of the late Montie R. and Mabel A. Clymer Cottrell. 


He was a member of the Guthrie Baptist Church and retired from the United States Military, where he served in the Kentucky Air National Guard, United States Air Force and the United States Army as a Veteran of the Korean and Vietnam War. After retirement from the United States Military, he was an over the road truck driver.  He loved his family, community, gun collecting and was an avid hunter. His passion was horses, and he was a breeder of American Quarter Horses and served as an AQHA Judge. Norman and his wife were the owners of the former Colonial Inn in Guthrie, Kentucky. He was a resident of the Brigadier General Wendell H. Gilbert Tennessee State Veterans' Home in Clarksville, Tennessee where he loved the staff, and they loved him dearly.  A special thanks to the dedicated staff of House Six. 


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Marjul Dwin Wright Cottrell and his first wife, Anna Leslie Ware Cottrell.  He is survived by one son, Mark C. Cottrell of Leitchfield, Kentucky; three daughters, Lea Rankin (Rob) of Smithfield, Kentucky, Shiela Conde of Dunnellon, Florida and Shannon K. Cottrell of Louisville, Kentucky; one sister, Darris Gayle Raizor of Louisville, Kentucky; seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. He is also survived by very close friends, Sam Coblentz and family and Kenneth Westerman and family.


The Cottrell family will be receiving friends at the Cook-Webb Funeral Home on Saturday, December 16th from 11:00 until funeral service time at 1:00 in the Chapel of the Cook-Webb Funeral Home with Rev. Kimbrough Simmons officiating. Interment to follow at the Highland Cemetery.  


In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Guthrie Baptist Church, 217 W. Park Street, Guthrie, KY 42234, American Red Cross, 1760 Madison Street, Clarksville, TN 37043, or Todd Central FFA, 806 S. Main Street, Elkton, KY 42220.

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Visitation Before Funeral
December 16, 2023

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Cook-Webb Funeral Home
216 West Park Street
Guthrie, KY 42234

Funeral Service
December 16, 2023

1:00 PM
Cook-Webb Funeral Home
216 West Park Street
Guthrie, KY 42234

Interment following funeral service
December 16, 2023

Highland Cemetery, Guthrie


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