Arthur Franklin Cottier, beloved husband and father, left his earthly home in Sun City West and ascended to his first glimpse of Heaven on Monday morning, April 12. He was born the only child to Theodore R and Madeline Cottier on June 6, 1929 on the eve of the Great Depression in Mound City, Missouri. His family moved to Arizona in 1944 and he was saved at the age of 16 at the First Southern Baptist Church of Phoenix. As a young man Arthur joined the US Navy and became a machinist 2nd class on the USS Prairie destroyer tender from 1948 to 1952 - which included the Korean War. His best ship mate, Roy Cordray, introduced him to his wife Lucille's younger sister, Margie Peterson, in November of 1952 in Shreveport, Louisiana. Art and Margie fell fast into love and began 68 years of devotion when they married on February 21, 1953. They were advised they couldn't have children but were blessed with a loving son, Darryl Lee. Arthur had a 39 year career at the Arizona Public Service utility company but his commitment to The Lord also led him to serve as a Deacon at North Phoenix Baptist Church, Palmcroft Baptist Church and Grand Community Baptist Church in Surprise, Arizona. Arthur is survived by his wife Margie and son Darryl. Funeral services are on Tuesday, April 20 at Grand Community Baptist Church: 10am viewing, 11am funeral service, and a graveside service at Resthaven Park Cemetery in Glendale.
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