William Dean Cothren

July 5, 1930 - January 11, 2020
William Dean Cothren

William (Bill) Cothren was born in 1930 in Wilkes County, NC

He was raised on a farm and loved raising animals and gardening.

He started working at Lowe’s Hardware in 1962. He worked at Lowe’s in North Wilkesboro then Raleigh then to Wilmington to manage the first Lowe’s store in Wilmington. He had been living in Wilmington for the last 40 years. After he retired he was a contractor remodeling and building several custom homes in Raleigh.

He loved building, fishing and playing golf.

He had 3 children, Alan Cothren, Gloria Jordan, and Tony Cothren, six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to
Liberty Grove Baptist Church
5899 River Rd
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659
C/O William Cothren
Liberty Homecare & Hospice
2550 S. 41st Street
Wilmington NC 28403

No services are planned at this time.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington NC 28403


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  • January 14, 2020
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  • February 29, 2020
    Linda Renshaw says:
    He was extra special. He will be missed. His love for his family was admired. Brilliant person. He will be missed.

  • June 29, 2020
    Elaine Caison says:
    I just found out about Bill's passing. I was so sorry to learn this. He was a special person. He was good to our family and we thought a lot of him. I had gone by to visit with him on several occasions after he was mostly confined to his home. I regret not going back again sooner. I will miss his friendship. My condolences to his family. .