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Herman Grady Cottrell

  • Born: 4 Nov 1921, Davis, Murray, OK
  • Marriage: Jo Dean McKey on 6 Dec 1941 in Yuma, AZ
  • Died: 18 May 2006 at age 84
  • Buried: Resthaven Memorial Park, Midland, Midland, TX

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WWII Enlistment Record, 1944. Name: Herman G Cottrell
Birth Year: 1921
Race: White, citizen (White)
Nativity State or Country: Oklahoma
State of Residence: California
County or City: San Diego

Enlistment Date: 17 Jun 1944
Enlistment State: Oklahoma
Enlistment City: Fort Sill
Branch: No branch assignment
Branch Code: No branch assignment
Grade: Private
Grade Code: Private
Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
Source: Civil Life

Education: 4 years of high school
Civil Occupation: Skilled pattern and model makers, except paper
Marital Status: Married
Height: 00
Weight: 000

Obituary, 2006. Herman Cottrell

Herman Cottrell, 84, of Midland, Texas, passed away Thursday, May 18, 2006.

He was born November 4, 1921 to Audie E. Cottrell and Ethel Edwards Cottrell in Davis, Oklahoma.

He was raised in Katie, Oklahoma, and attended school there and graduated from Elmore City High School in 1941.

On December 6, 1941 he married Jo Dean McKey in Yuma, Arizona.

He proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1944 until 1946.

A graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a degree in Geology, Herman worked as an independent geologist in Midland for 44 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a great-grandchild.

Herman is survived by his wife, Jo Dean Cottrell; son, Mike Cottrell and wife Cheryl; son, Steve Cottrell and wife Carolyn; son, Stan Cottrell and wife Harriett; daughter, Kimberly Shoemaker and husband Randy; sisters: Imogene Curtis and Thelma Holder; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Services were held Saturday, May 20, 2006 at Resthaven Memorial Park in Midland.

SSN Death Database, 2006. Name: Herman Cottrell
SSN: 444-12-6579
Last Residence: 79705 Midland, Midland, Texas
Born: 4 Nov 1921
Died: 18 May 2006
State (Year) SSN issued: Oklahoma (Before 1951)


Herman married Jo Dean McKey, daughter of Paul Henry McKey and Erma G Wise, on 6 Dec 1941 in Yuma, AZ. (Jo Dean McKey was born on 17 Feb 1923 in Elmore City, Garvin, OK, died on 2 Oct 2006 and was buried in Resthaven Memorial Park, Midland, Midland, TX.)

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