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Norman Lee Cotham

April 13, 1943 ~ March 12, 2018 (age 74)

Norman Cotham

Age 74 of Wilmington passed away Monday March 12, 2018 at his home.

Born April 13, 1943 in Thayer, Missouri, Norman Lee was a son of Lee and Thelma (nee Agnew) Cotham. He was raised and educated in Thayer, and on July 10, 1964, he married Judy Ann Tucker in Saint Charles, Illinois. Norman was a self-employed drywaller, and enjoyed puzzles and TV westerns. He will be greatly missed by his family, whom he loved very much.

Survivors include his wife: Judy Cotham of Wilmington; three children: Pamela (Gregory) Taylor, Tammy (the late Bobby) Hodo, and Michael Cotham, all of Wilmington; six grandchildren: Cassidy (Alex) Cotham, Ashley (Boyce) Hickman, Stephen (Amy) Cotham,  Jeremy (Samantha) Cotham, Hannah (James) Rayhorn and Jacob (Rebecca) Cotham; six great grandchildren: Adelynn, Mason, Ella, James, J.T. and Aimee; three sisters: Virginia, Vivian and Carol; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Norman was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers: Ray and Gene; and one sister: Betty.

Per Norman's wishes, flameless cremation rites have been accorded and a private memorial was held.

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Flameless cremation rites and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 East Kahler Road, in Wilmington (815) 476-2181.

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