March 31, 2021
Meade K. Cottingham was born on March 29, 1945 in Newfoundland, Canada and was adoringly referred to as “Meadey” by his parents Meade and Eileen Cottingham. He grew up in Hueytown, Alabama and attended Hueytown High School, graduating in 1963. In 1965, he married Patricia Slade Cottingham and they soon built a home and family in McCalla, Alabama. Together they showed Tennessee Walking horses and won multiple awards. He was an avid Alabama football fan and a loyal listener to the Paul Finebaum Show. He was also a Little League coach and fixture at the McAdory-McCalla Ballpark, coaching both his son’s and grandson’s teams. After 42 years of service in security, he retired in 2007 from American Cast Iron Pipe Company (ACIPCO), where he was affectionately nicknamed “Smut”. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren, and never missed a ballgame, play, concert, or beauty pageant. Meade passed away peacefully on March 31, 2021, joining in Heaven those who preceded him in death: his parents, Meade B. and Eileen W. Cottingham, wife, Patricia Slade Cottingham, and grandson, Holden Oliver Cottingham. He is survived and remembered by his children, Kimberli Stewart and husband, Mickey, and Kenneth Cottingham and wife, Dana; his grandchildren, Justin Stewart and wife, April, Brittany Farris and husband, David, Holland Cottingham, and Hayden Cottingham; great grandchildren, Caydence and Brooklynn Compton and Slade and Cannon Farris; brothers, David Cottingham and his wife, Janie, and Gary Cottingham; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Visitation will be on Friday, April 2, 2021 at 10 AM at Peoples Chapel Funeral Home in Hueytown, Alabama with a service to follow at 11 AM. Interment will be at Highland Memorial Gardens in Bessemer, Alabama. Bro. Bill McCall is the officiant. Services are under the direction of Peoples Chapel Funeral Home in Hueytown, Alabama.
Meade K. Cottingham was born on March 29, 1945 in Newfoundland, Canada and was adoringly referred to as “Meadey” by his parents Meade and Eileen Cottingham. He grew up in Hueytown, Alabama and attended Hueytown High School, graduating... View Obituary & Service Information
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