Robert W. Cottrell of Ashland passed away at Osage Beach Rehab and Healthcare, he was 83 years old. Robert was born April 13, 1933 in Wardell, Missouri, the son of Oscar and Susie Wheeler Cottrell. Bob retired from the U.S. Navy in 1972.

He married Dorothy Jones Hanks on July 25, 1987 in Columbia and she survives. He worked as a truck driver for MFA until his retirement in 1995.

Funeral services were held at Robinson Funeral Home on December 12, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. and visitation was from 10-11:00 a.m. Burial followed in Memorial Park Cemetery in Columbia with Military Honors.

Survivors also include, four sons, Phillip Cottrell, Christopher Cottrell, Jeffrey Cottrell all of Boonville and David (Julie) Hanks of Columbia; one daughter, Vickie (Johnny) Samuel of Ashland; one sister, Mildred Baugh of Sturgeon. Five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice Compassus or to Alzheimer’s Association in care of the family.

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