Scott Jeffrey “Jeff” Cottrell, 72, of Ashland, died Tuesday, September 28, 2021, at Brethren Care in Ashland. Born on October 18, 1948, in Lancaster, PA, he was the son of the late Richard and Evelyn (née Katherman) Cottrell. Jeff was raised in the Pennsylvania and West Virginia areas and graduated from Kiski Boys School. Following high school he attended Miami University of Ohio for a brief time before joining the United States Coast Guard.
Jeff served in the Coast Guard, as a medical administrator, for 26 years. He retired as a Warrant Officer in 1995. Jeff was an active member of the Calvary Chapel association, serving as an Assistant Pastor and helping with church planting throughout the states. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and reading. Jeff loved animals and was known for his kindness towards them and his willingness to take in a stray.
Survivors include his wife of 26 years, Donna (née Perry) Cottrell; daughter, Rebecca (Dave) Burns, of Walnut Creek, CA; grandchildren, Quinn and Sybil; and his sister Stephanie McAfee, of Ocala, FL.
Friends and family will be received on Thursday, September 30, from 1 p.m. until the time of services beginning at 2 p.m. Pastor Vince Lombardo will officiate. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery, Wellington, with military honors. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jeff’s memory may be directed to Richland Pregnancy Services at www.richlandpregnancy.com. Expressions of sympathy may be directed online at www.eastmanfuneralhome.com.
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