Ricky Lewis Cottle, Sr.

June 21, 1973 - December 13, 2011
Ricky Lewis Cottle, Sr.


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


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  • December 17, 2011
    wendy benson says:
    My prayers go out to the family, He will be missed by so many

  • December 17, 2011
    dorothy mintz says:
    so sorry to learn about Ricky,he and his brother played with my children when they were kids,we lived around the corner from their grandmother,in glenwood,again, so sorry

  • December 17, 2011
    Hattie Malpass says:
    I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. God Grant You the strength you need at this time for healing. God Bless You.

  • December 18, 2011
    Sarah Cottle says:
    I didn't get to know Ricky very well, but heart goes out to you. Know that my prayers are with each one of the family members.

  • December 16, 2011
    Tonya Cottle says:
    Rick, I'm going to miss you more than you will ever know. Thank you for our 16 yrs together and the legacy you leave behind. Rest in Peace now and please know I will keep our son safe....love always Tonya