Ricky Lewis Cottle, Sr. 38, of Wilmington died Tuesday December 13, 2011 at his home.
He was born June, 21 1973 to David Lewis Cottle and Deborah Richardson Cottle.
Rick loved to hunt, but his true passion was fishing. On any given day you could call him and hear the sound of the boat motor and sea breeze in your ear. We hope you are finally at peace and we know that we will see you again – waiting with the rising and falling tides to share your “Big Fish” stories in heaven. We love and miss you.
Preceded in death by his father: David Lewis Cottle
Paternal Grandparents: Leis and Mary Cottle
Maternal Grandparents: Walter and Iris Hewett
He is survived by his son, his pride and joy, Ricky Lewis Cottle Jr. of Wilmington, mother Deborah Novotny and husband Richard of Wilmington, brother Jimmy Cottle and wife Jodi of Rocky Point, Fiancé and love of his life Jackie Hodge of Shallotte. Gary Price, his lifelong best friend (always an anchor). “Rusty” his four legged best friend, and several other cherished family members and friends.
Funeral service will be conducted 2:00 PM Monday December 19, 2011 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel. The family will see friends from 1:00 PM until service time.
Pall-bearers Ricky Cottle Jr., Jimmy Cottle, Chris Cottle, Cody Galloway, Justin Kinlaw, and Gary Price.
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Wilmington Funeral and Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099