In Loving Memory
July 5, 1951 – January 21, 2015
Orange Beach, AL
Ricky Ronald Cotton- Age 63, A native of Mobile, AL and a longtime resident of Citronelle and Orange Beach, died at home surrounded by his loved ones on Wednesday, January 21, 2015.
Ricky had many accomplishments in his lifetime. He was owner of Cotton’s Video and Appliance and Mini Warehouses, Crete Designs, and was a licensed boat captain, affectionately known as, Captain Rick. He loved working in his yard and sharing his plants and flowers with family and friends and was very proud to receive the honor of “Yard of the Month”. He loved being on the water, whether fishing, scuba diving or cruising in the boat, he was content. Ricky’s real passion was his family. He loved sitting in the swing holding hands and with his wife Jeanie; planting flowers with his granddaughters Blakely and Ellie; fishing with his son Craig and grandsons CJ and Joshua; enjoying a quite cookout at home with his daughter Nikki and son Andy. He was always happy when family came to visit.
Ricky was preceded in death by his son Craig Cotton, mother Mildred Hembree and father James (JJ) Cotton.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Jeanie Cotton of Orange Beach; daughter, Nikki Walker and son Andy Walker, granddaughters Blakely and Ellie Walker of Foley; and grandsons CJ and Joshua Cotton of Gulf Shores; brothers, Randy (Angel) Cotton of Daphne and Mike Cotton of Olive Branch, MS; sister Peggy (Jim) Abbey of Olive Branch, MS; brother in law Ricky (Linda) Gibson, sisters in law Cathy (Mike) Sykes, Gidget (Glyn) Byrd, Linda (Bobby) Covington and Carla Dixon, all of whom he loved as brothers and sisters, along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, and friends.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 10:30am on Saturday January 31, 2015, at Ricky and Jeanie’s home at 26548 Marina Road, Orange Beach AL. A private scattering of ashes in the Gulf waters will take place in the summer of 2015. In lieu of flowers, the family has set up an account at Regions Bank to help with the expenses that have accumulated over the months during Ricky’s battle with cancer. Alternately, a donation can be made to Covenant Hospice or the charity of your choice in Ricky’s memory. expressions of condolence may be offered at hughesfh.com. All other arrangements are being taken care of by Hughes Funeral Home, Daphne AL.