Charles W. Cotton October 4, 1921 ~ January 31, 2013

Charles W. Cotton, 91, passed away Thursday January 31, 2013 in Butterfield Trail Village Health Care Center, Fayetteville, Arkansas.  He was born October 4, 1921 in Leslie (Searcy County) Arkansas, the son of Phelps Lafayette and Virgie Stokes Cotton.


He was a Christian of Methodist Faith and attended the First United Methodist Church in Springdale, Arkansas. He currently was a volunteer with their Bread of Life Program.


Charles was a graduate of the Kansas City School of Dentistry.  He moved to Springdale in the mid-1950’s and practiced dentistry for the next thirty years.  He served  his country in the Army Air Corp during World War II.


He is survived by his wife, Mary Evelyn Cotton, one niece, Nancy Jane Winklesky and husband, Paul of Oregon  City,  Oregon. A great nephew Gregg Winklesky and wife, Pam and their two children, Erika Jane and Katrina Kimbrel of Portland, Oregon. One great niece, Jill MacKenzie and her husband, Brian and their two children, Conor and Darby of Washougal, Washington.


A memorial service will be at 2:00 PM Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at First United Methodist Church in Springdale with  David C. Freeman, Executive Pastor officiating.


Burial will be at the Fayetteville National Cemetery under the direction Beard’s Funeral Chapel with Ted Doke assisting.


Memorials may be sent to a charity of your choice or to Bread of Life, First United Methodist Church, 206 West Johnson Avenue, Springdale, AR 72764.

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    Name » 01. Feb, 2013

    Mary Evelyn I am so sorry for your loss he was a special man and loved by many …………..Your in our thoughts and prayers…… you Teresa Dutton and family

    Ellen » 03. Feb, 2013

    Mary E, So sad about Charley, I know that he and Gene are listening to some of that “Jazz” that they both loved. Will be in touch later,

    Kay Branscum » 04. Feb, 2013

    I thought a lot of Charles (Charlie) Cotton and will miss him. He was a good man and he came by to see me often when he would go to his Sisters(Willene) in Leslie. I am sad for the family and especially Mary Evelyn and will keep them in my prayers. I have some good memories or Charlie and his sister Willene. They will be missed by all knew them. All of the employees at Simmons First would like to extend our Sympathy.

    Lyn & Jackie Baker » 05. Feb, 2013

    We will miss dear Charlie. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to you and all our/your family. I can’t make the services today but know we are thinking of you. Will talk to you soon. With love, Lyn and Jackie

    Jim & Barbara Stokes » 07. Feb, 2013

    M.E. our thoughts are with you today. Nancy was kind to get in touch with us and let us know about Charlie’s passing. We are at our winter home in Mesa, Az. We always enjoyed the annual keep in touch Christmas letter.

    James Johnston » 13. Feb, 2013

    So sorry to hear of Charlie’s passing. Please accept my condolences from a fellow Searcy Countian. I just wish I had had more time with him.

    Inez & Sara Jo Fendley » 22. Feb, 2013

    Mary Evelyn, Nancy & family. So sorry and shocked to see Charley’s obituary in the Searcy County paper. I guess I think our friends will never die. Please accept our condolences. We all loved Charley and as you know our families have been friends for such a long time. We all have wonderful memories to cherish and I’m sure all of his former patients and friends do likewise. Hope to keep in touch with you all.