Douglas Allen Cotton passed away on December 3, 2021, at the age of 67, surrounded by loved ones. His battle with serious medical issues in recent years showed his strength and courage in facing life challenges with a smile. Despite the pain, Doug fought hard and stayed strong until the end.
Doug was preceded in death by his father, Clifford Cotton; his mother, Helen Saksons; his stepfather, Janis Saksons; and his stepbrothers Harold Saksons and Ray Saksons. Doug’s memory lives on through his lovely wife of 49 years, Kathryn Cotton; his son, John Cotton (Debbie Polston); his daughter, Tish York (Ben); his two cherished granddaughters, Eleanor and Madilyn York; his brothers, Mike Cotton (Teresa), Joe Cotton (Marvin), and Chris Cotton (Andrea); his brother from another mother, Robert Barbato; his stepmother, Natalie Cotton; and his step siblings, Velta Saksons Houk, Hugo Saksons (Leslie), and Eddy Saksons (Debbie).
Doug was a hard worker and took great pride in his work. He started out as a construction laborer and worked his way to owning his own companies, Cotton Construction/Cambridge Custom Homes. Doug had built many custom homes in Central Indiana.
Doug was a passionate man that loved his family and his pets. Although Doug retired from building homes, he continued to remodel houses. When he wasn’t working, Doug was a very talented carpenter and could usually be found in his workshop building cabinets.
Doug will be honored in a private celebration of life. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Doug’s honor to Friends of Indianapolis Animal Care & Control Foundation, Inc.