John Allen Cotten, 61, passed away Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021, at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, after a short battle with lung cancer.
John was born in Crawfordsville in 1960 to Donald and Hazel Morley Cotten. He attended New Market schools. He married Karen Adair, they had a daughter Andrea Cotten. He then married Jane Norieze and the had two sons, Johnny and Ryan Cotten.
He had worked on a shrimp boat in Florida, as a cook at Red Lobster in California, at his brothers tank lining business and at Raybestos.
He is survived by his mother, Hazel (William) Bartley; his father, Donald (Delores) Cotten; his children, Andrea Woods, Johnny Cotten and Ryan Cotten; three brothers, Tom Cotten, Ronald Cotten and Tim (Jessie) Cotten; two grandsons, Hunter and Gunner Woods; three step-sisters, Jennifer (Shawn) Fyffe and her children Faith, Kristen and Riley Fyffe; Tammy Patrick and children Meredith and Nolan Patrick; and Stephan (Chad) Rood and daughter Shianna; and dear friend, Peggy Garren.
Cremation was chosen with a memorial service to be held at a later date, with interment at Freedom cemetery.
Hunt & Son Funeral Home was entrusted with care.
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