Robert B. Cotton

November 16, 1929 - February 11, 2022

11/16/1929 - 02/11/2022

Past Services

Thursday February 17, 2022
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel
118 Grant Avenue
Moundsville, WV 26041
304-845-4560 | Directions
Thursday February 17, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel
118 Grant Avenue
Moundsville, WV 26041
304-845-4560 | Directions
Friday February 18, 2022
Mt. Calvary Cemetery-Wheeling
1685 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 242-0460 | Directions
Friday February 18, 2022
11:00 am
St. Jude Church
710 Jefferson Ave
Glendale, WV 26038


Robert B. Cotton, 92, of Columbus, OH, formerly of Glen Dale, WV, passed away Feb. 11, 2022, at Bickford of Bexley Assisted Living Facility in Columbus, OH.
Robert was born on Nov. 16, 1929, in Glen Dale, son of the late Frank and Sarah M. (Brown) Cotton.
He was a retired Rehabilitation Counselor for the state of WV, a U.S. Navy Korean War Veteran, former member of St. Jude Catholic Church, former vocalist at the First Presbyterian Church of Wheeling and former member of the Benwood American Legion Post #46.
Robert graduated from Moundsville High School in 1947. he attended WV Wesleyan College and was a graduate of West Liberty university and WV University.
In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by his wife, Lucy (Canestraro) Cotton; brothers, Gerald F. and William P. Cotton; sister, Elizabeth Lee McGinley; and friends, Phyllis Helfer and Bonnie Feiszli.
Surviving is brother, David H. (Jane) Cotton of Sewickley, PA; daughter, Beth (Mel) Clemens of Columbus, OH; granddaughter, Molly Kartman (Danny Jancewicz) and soon to be born great-grandson, Maximilian Jancewicz; grandsons, Shawn (Traci) Clemens and Brian Clemens; great-grandchildren, Brandon and Savannah Clemens, Shelby and Cory Jahn; great-great-grandson, Liam Crabtree; and many nieces and nephews and cousins.
Friends will be received from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby Vance Chapels, 118 Grant Ave., Moundsville, WV, on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022. Mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday, Feb. 18, 2022, at 11 a.m. at St. Jude Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling, WV.
Memorial donations may be made to the WVU Children’s Hospital in Morgantown, WV, or to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN.
Robert’s family would like to thank the administration, nurses, aides and all the staff at Bickford of Bexley Assisted Living Facility and Promedica Hospice. A special thanks to Beatrice for being there to provide special comfort to Beth and Mel during this very sad time.
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Lori Henderson
1 year ago

So sorry for your loss. Bob was a client for many years. Such a nice man.

Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum
2 years ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Robert B. Cotton, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US Navy Veteran, Robert B. Cotton, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

Linda Leinweber Melko
2 years ago

Beth Ann (that’s how I remember you),
I worked with your Dad as his secretary at Rehab many, many years ago and have a lot of fond memories of him. He, and your Mom, were always so nice to me and that meant a lot. My thoughts and prayers are with you, and yours, at this sad time.
Linda Leinweber Melko

Lawrence Jones
2 years ago

Bob’s Family, We at First Presbyterian Church in Wheeling share in your loss. Bob’s beautiful bass voice was a joy to hear for so many years. He made our services special.
H. Lawrence (Larry) Jones, Ed.D.

Gary and Diana Clemens
2 years ago

Our deepest condolences.