Edward T. Cotton, 78, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, at his residence in Franklin.
Survivors include his wife, Cathlene J. (Naes) Cotton of Franklin; a son, Jeff (Tina) Cotton of Anderson, S.C.; three daughters, Terry (Steve) Leyerle of Oak Lawn, Ill., Jamie (Jesse) Percifield of Greenwood and Julie (Chris) Reeder of Vero Beach, Fla.; a brother, Ronald (Pat) Cotton of Peoria, Ill.; and five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward T. Cotton Sr. and Mary (Lockwood) Cotton.
A service will be conducted at 2 p.m. (CDT) Friday at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, with full military honors.
Swartz Family Community Mortuary and Memorial Center in Franklin is handling arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Susan G. Koman for the Cure, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309.