Richard Cottle

Bret Bevens

November 3, 2012

Richard Cottle, 92

Richard O. Cottle, 92, of Wheelersburg, passed away Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, at the Minford Retirement Center. He was born April 13, 1920, in Portsmouth, a son of the late Daniel and Lena Shepherd Cottle. He had worked for the N&W Railroad, Adams Baking Co., and Nancy Rae Super Market and was an Army Veteran of World War II. Richard is survived by his wife, Mary Louise McKenzie Cottle, whom he married on Nov. 8, 1952, in Manchester, Ohio, and several nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Howard Cottle, an infant brother and a sister, Mabel Dill. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday Nov. 5, 2012, at the Swick-Bussa-Chamberlin Funeral Home in Wheelersburg with Rev. Robert Asbury officiating with burial in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to the funeral hour on Monday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made to www.swickbussachamberlin.com.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that friends and family make a donation to a charity of their choice.