Jack Leron Cothran, 84, of Sparta, TN passed away Friday, November 29, 2019 at Life Care Center of Sparta, TN. Mr. Cothran was born on August 25, 1935 to the late George Washington and Mary Ann Hicks Cothran in Central, SC.
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Mr. Cothran was a graduate of Central High School in Central, SC, then attended Tri-Country Technical College in Clemson, SC where he obtained his associate degree. He later attended Tennessee Technological College in Cookeville, TN. Mr. Cothran was a plant manager for Mallory Timers for approximately 25 years. He attended First Baptist Church in Sparta, TN for many years. Mr. Cothran loved; his family, friends, music, community, fishing, and golf.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by; Son- Steve Anthony Cothran, Brother- Marion Cothran, Brother-in-law- Gerald Dobson.
Survivors include; Wife of 66 years- Marnell Cothran of Sparta, TN
Daughter- Angela Cannon (Grover) of Sparta, TN
Daughter-in-law- Mary Jane Cothran
Grandchildren- Anthony Brian Cannon (Fabiola) of Midland, TX, William Elliott Cannon of Sparta, TN, William Joseph Cannon of Sparta, TN, Yuliana Lopez of Midland, TX, Sonja Hardin of Cookeville, TN, and Marc Hardin of Cookeville, TN.
A special young man- Crayley Michael Rivers stationed at Fort Benning, GA
Several Nieces and Nephews
Sister- Carolyn Dodson of Easley, SC
Brother- David Cothran (Jane) of Anderson, SC
The Funeral Service will be Monday, December 2, 2019 at 6pm at First Baptist Church in Sparta, TN with Bro. Brad Walker, Bro. Jon Rushing, and Bro. Kevin Weldon officiating. The family will receive friends on Monday, December 2, 2019 from 3-6 pm at First Baptist Church in Sparta, TN. A graveside service will be Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 3pm at Memory Gardens in Central, SC.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the First Baptist Church in Sparta, TN building fund.
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