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Fest J. COTTON, Sr.
(October 18, 1949 - July 22, 2012)

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Fest J. COTTON, Sr.

COTTON, Mr. Fest J., Sr., age 62, passed away Sunday, July 22, 2012 at Mary Scott Nursing Home. Born October 18, 1949 to late Taylor and Mary Cotton in Macon, MS, the family later moved to Dayton, Ohio where he graduated from Dunbar High School Class of 1968 and continued his education at University of Dayton, later on playing professional football before a knee injury ended his career. He worked for the Miami Paper Company in West Carrolton, OH and the Miami Valley Regional Transit Authority (RTA) before retiring in 2005. He is a member of Equity Lodge #121, Burning Bush Chapter #7 R.A.M., Miami Consistory #26, Amer Temple #107 and was recipient of the Parity 2000 Top Ten African American Male. Preceded in death by his wife, Theresa; and (1) son, Keith. Fest leaves to cherish his loving memory his devoted companion, Donna Martin; his children, Gayle, Fest, Jr. (Bridget) and Roslyn Cotton; (6) sisters, Viola, Lois, Helen, Angela and Yvonne Cotton and Mary (Curtis) Marks; (3) brothers, Ernest (Samantha), L. C. and Drone (Pamela) Cotton (9) grandchildren; (1) great grandchild; and a host of other relatives and friends, including dear friend, Howard Huffman. Funeral Service 11:00a.m., Saturday, July 28, 2012 at MT. ENON MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 1501 West Third St., Dayton OH with Rev. Cory Pruitt officiating. Masonic services 9:30 a.m., at the church. Visitation: Friday, July 27, 2012 from 4:00p.m.-8:00p.m., at The THOMAS FUNERAL HOME, 4520 Salem Ave., Trotwood, OH. Interment, Woodland Cemetery. On line condolences may also be sent to the family at


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