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Jesse Cothron

May 22, 1940 — June 12, 2022

He has fought his fight. He has run his race. He has kept the faith. After a 15 month long battle with cancer, Jesse Cothron went home to be with the Lord at his home on June 12, 2022.

Jesse grew up in Macon County, Tennessee. He was the son of Opal and JC Cothron.

Jesse spent the first half of his career with TWA airlines while simultaneously building his own remodeling and home building company.

Jesse loved Jesus, loved his family, and loved adventure. He spent the second half of his life volunteering for his church, spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, and traveling the world.

Jesse is preceded in death by his mother Opal Moore Henson, his father JC Cothron, and his son Rock (Angie) Bailey.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years Rita (Straber) Cothron, brothers Bill (Denise) Cothron, Bobby (Brenda) Cothron, sister Pam (Tom) Belcher and sons, Jesse Cothron Jr., Scott (Marilyn) Cothron and daughter Ronda (Terry) Cooper. He has 10 grandchildren. Scott (Jennifer) Cothron, Kassidy (Jared) McCowan, Shaun (Ashley) Cothron, Tiffany (Victor) Fischer, Kylee (Chance) Kuehn, Kourtney Cooper, Kelsey Bailey,, Hannah (Seth) Grandidge, Kameron Cooper, and Olivia Bailey, as well as 11 great grandchildren with one more on the way.

There will be a private burial and then a Celebration of Life on June 26th at The Indianapolis Baptist Temple. Fellowship will start at 2:00 pm with service to begin at 3:00 pm.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2022

9:00 - 9:30am (Eastern time)

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