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James Richard "Chief" Cottrell

September 22, 1935 — September 27, 2021

James Richard "Chief" Cottrell

James Richard “Chief” Cottrell, age 86, Passed away on Monday, September 27, 2021 in Biloxi, MS. Chief was born on September 22, 1935 in Rockville, IN to Paul and Rose Cottrell. He graduated from Rockville High School in 1953 and retired from the U.S. Navy after 24 years of service. Chief was a school bus driver and a farmer. He was a fan of the Cubs and the Bears. Chief was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife, Judith Cottrell; sons, Randall (Duangta) Cottrell and Timothy (Leala) Cottrell; daughter, Kimberly Cottrell; brothers, Paul, Dale, and Charles Cottrell; 7 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. A private service will be held at a later date. Bradford-O’Keefe Funeral Home, 15th Street, Gulfport, MS is honored to serve the Cottrell family.
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