Arthur Cotham was born the son of Marvin Cotham and Dora Bell (Henson) Cotham on August 30, 1924 in Oregon County, Missouri, and departed this life March 11, 2013 at Hunter Acres Caring Center in Sikeston, Missouri at the age of 88 years.
He is survived by two brothers, Melvin Cotham of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Marvin Cotham and wife, Nina of Rockville, Indiana; four sisters, Irene Childers of Thayer, Missouri, Essie Abbott of Thayer, Missouri, Betty McCameron of Lenoir City, Indiana and Mildred Bartholomee of Thayer, Missouri; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents and eleven brothers and sisters.
He was a member of the Church of Christ and will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Funeral Services for Mr. Cotham will be at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, March 13, 2013, in the Carter Funeral Home Chapel at Thayer, Missouri, with Erman Croney officiating. The family will receive friends at the Funeral Home on Wednesday from 1:30 until the time of the service. Burial will be in the Jeff Cemetery near Thayer.