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Robert A. Cottrell

October 8, 1932 ~ July 26, 2020 (age 87)


Robert A. Cottrell, 87, of Shawnee, Oklahoma passed away Sunday, July 26, 2020 at his home.

He was born October 8, 1932 to Otis Lee and Ruby (Metcalf) Cottrell in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Robert was raised in Shawnee and graduate from Shawnee High School.  He lived most of his life in California and recently moved back to Oklahoma.

He married Ruby Alice Skidmore Cottrell and she preceded him in death on October 15, 2014.

Robert started working in the aerospace industry, and owned and operated “Bob’s Motorcycle Repair in Bell California for many years.  He later went to work for California United School District where he retired.

Robert was a talented motorcycle mechanic and his greatest passion and hobby was riding motorcycles.  He started Norwalk-Centaurs Motorcycle Club in Norwalk, California. He was a member of the Moose Lodge, enjoyed fishing and mowing the yard and was a devoted husband to Ruby Alice.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Cottrell; his parents, Otis and Ruby Cottrell; 2 siblings, Ossie White and William Cottrell; and son-in-law, Andy Neelands.

Survivors include his daughter, Kathrine Ann Neelands; 2 sons and 2 daughters-in-law, Mark and Nancy Cottrell and Robert and Emelda Cottrell; grandchildren, Sarah and Brette, Morgan, Mary Jo, Matthew and Kelly, Damien and Shelby, Bobby and Jessica, Chris, Jonathan, Aaron, Peter and Jamie; numerous great-grandchildren; sister, Betty Webb; numerous nieces, nephews and other extended family and friends.

Graveside Service will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday, August 6, 2020 at Tecumseh Cemetery with Kent Wooster officiating under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.  

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Graveside Service
August 6, 2020

10:00 AM
Tecumseh Cemetery
18800 S Gordon Cooper Dr
Shawnee, OK 74801

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