Jack Leron Cothran

  • Born: August 25, 1935
  • Died: November 29, 2019
  • Location: Sparta, Tennessee

Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home & Crematory

108 Cross Creek Road
Central, SC 29630

Tel. (864) 639-2411

Tribute & Message From The Family

Jack Leron Cothran, 84, of Sparta, TN passed away Friday, November 29, 2019 at Life Care Center of Sparta, TN. Mr. Cothran was born on August 25, 1935 to the late George Washington and Mary Ann Hicks Cothran in Central, SC.

Mr. Cothran was a graduate of Central High School in Central, SC, then attended Tri-Country Technical College in Clemson, SC where he obtained his associate degree. He later attended Tennessee Technological College in Cookeville, TN. Mr. Cothran was a plant manager for Mallory Timers for approximately 25 years. He attended First Baptist Church in Sparta, TN for many years. Mr. Cothran loved; his family, friends, music, community, fishing, and golf.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by; Son- Steve Anthony Cothran, Brother- Marion Cothran, Brother-in-law- Gerald Dobson.

Survivors include: Wife of 66 years - Marnell Cothran of Sparta, TN
Daughter - Angela Cannon (Grover) of Sparta, TN
Daughter-in-law - Mary Jane Cothran
Grandchildren - Anthony Brian Cannon (Fabiola) of Midland, TX, William Elliott Cannon of Sparta, TN, William Joseph Cannon of Sparta, TN, Yuliana Lopez of Midland, TX, Sonja Hardin of Cookeville, TN, and Marc Hardin of Cookeville, TN.
A special young man- Crayley Michael Rivers stationed at Fort Benning, GA
Several Nieces and Nephews
Sister- Carolyn Dodson of Easley, SC
Brother- David Cothran (Jane) of Anderson, SC

The Funeral Service will be Monday, December 2, 2019 at 6pm at First Baptist Church in Sparta, TN with Bro. Brad Walker, Bro. Jon Rushing, and Bro. Kevin Weldon officiating. The family will receive friends on Monday, December 2, 2019 from 3-6 pm at First Baptist Church in Sparta, TN.

A graveside service will be Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 3pm at Memory Gardens, 586 Issaqueena Trail in Central, SC.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the First Baptist Church, in Sparta, TN building fund, 308 N Spring St, Sparta, TN 38583.


Condolence & Memory Journal

So hard to believe that you are gone. You and Marion finally reunite with your Mother and Father and walk hand and hand together suffering no more. Selfishly we hate to let go but we are so glad that you feel no more pain and are able to do the things that your heart always longed for to do. Ive missed the banjo and hearing you sing and that good ole fried okra on Sundays after church at Mama and Papa Cothrans. I remember standing and looking out the window asking Nanny Carolyn at Mamas and Papa Cothrans on holidays if Jack and Marnell were were coming. She always has had the most gentle hands. We miss all of you so much. Jack dont forget all of us down here. We will see you again in another life. You are truely missed. All our love, Ashley Smith, Avery Dobson, Amelia Bree, and MagDaLynne MacKenzie Stephens

Posted by Ashley Stephens-Smith - Liberty, SC - Family   January 22, 2020

Jack was a friend and hiking buddy of ours. I can honestly say he is someone I think about every day, cheerful, articulate, and generally fun to be with.

Posted by Paul Miller - Cookeville, TN - Friend   December 15, 2019


I was so sorry to see this in the morning newspaper...I am sure there is shouting, singing and laughing at the big reunion now...I remember him being a very fun person just like his Daddy...I pray you have strength, comfort and peace. Cathy Singleton Lee

Posted by cathy lee - Seneca, SC - Family   December 02, 2019

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