Paul Ray Cottle, age 92, of Mason, passed away Wednesday, October 09, 2013, in Brady, Texas. He was born July 12, 1921, in Rochelle to Orvil Lee Cottle and Cynthia Ann (Cox) Cottle. He married Nina Bell Ake on January 28, 1946, in Rochelle, Texas.
He was a WW II Marine Veteran, participating in action against the enemy at Bougainville and Guam. He was a mechanic for many years and known for his ability to fix anything. He has lived in the Mason community since 1967 and he was a protestant.
Graveside services with military honors for Paul Ray Cottle will be Friday, October 11, 2013 at 2:00pm at the Rochelle Cemetery in Rochelle with Reverend Jonathan Dean Banks officiating. The family will receive friends Friday, from 12 noon until 2:00pm at Leatherwood Memorial Chapels in Brady. Friends may view Mr. Cottle’s Memorial Video Tribute and/or sign the online memorial guest book at www.leatherwoodmemorialchapels.com.
Paul Ray Cottle is survived by his wife of sixty-six years, Nina Bell Cottle of Mason; son Obie Lee Cottle and wife Rhonda of Cuero; daughters Sandra Banks and husband John Wayne of Owens, Shirley Reed and husband Richey of Goldthwaite, Brenda Estes of New Braunfels; 13 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son Sammie Cottle; brothers Leron, Sherman, Elmer, Henry George and Rolan; sisters Maybelle Jackson, Gladys Cottle, Willie Claude Cottle, Odessa Childers and Ruth Eckert.
Contributions in memory of Paul Ray Cottle may be made to the charity of choice.
Arrangements entrusted to Leatherwood Memorial Chapels.