Robert Everett Cotton, M.D.

Robert Everett Cotton, M.D.
Robert Everett Cotton, M.D.

Robert Everett Cotton, M.D., 85, of Amarillo, TX died June 15, 2020.

Services will be at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, June 20, 2020, in the Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Burial will take place at Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Robert was born July 14, 1934, in Vega, TX to Robert and Edith Cotton. He devoted his life career to healing and caring for the community through his family medical practice; and served his country in the Army. On December 22, 1953,

Robert married Jimmie Nell Parker in Vega, TX. Robert was a Christian and dedicated his heart to the Lord throughout his life.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jimmie, and brother, Don Cotton, who passed in 1966.

Survivors include his sons, Randy Cotton and wife Kristal of Midland, TX, and Greg Cotton of Amarillo, TX; daughter, Pam Bryant and husband Bill of Amarillo, TX; grandchildren, Jonathan Cotton and wife Cassey, Christian Cotton and wife Meghan, Robert Cotton, Paige Tills and husband Zack, Will Bryant and wife Katie, and Cassidy Cotton; great-grandchildren, Caroline, Will, Olivia, Wyatt, and Annie.

31 Replies to “Robert Everett Cotton, M.D.”

  1. Dr. Cotton was a caring and compassionate man, he and Jane were a great team. Since a visit usually involved stitches or a shot, can’t say I was ever happy to see him but I was always happy to leave, I knew he was taking good care of me and my family and we were on the mend. Prayers and peace for Dr. Cotton’s family, he now rests in the presence of the Great Physician. No replacing Dr. Cotton.

  2. I have such fond memories of Dr. Cotton. He was a great man. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  3. My heart was saddened at the news of Dr. Cotton passing. He took care of our whole family for many, many years. He was the very best doctor anyone could ask for. He was a soft-spoken, gentle, and kind man. I saw him at the Symphony just this last season and we talked and talked. He was always interested in the family. Our prayers and blessings to the whole family.

  4. To the family of Dr. Cotton, we are so sorry for your loss and pray for your comfort during this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
    Dr. Cotton was our Dr. and that of our parents until he retired. We all grieved when we had to find a new Dr. because there was no equal to Dr. Cotton. As simple as this sounds, he knew his patients, knew how to treat them, and he was just so good at it!! He reminded us of the country physicians of a bygone era because he knew the people he cared for. What a gift he was to his patients and his community. Because of that, we cannot imagine the depth of your loss. May God bless you and keep you.

  5. My heart breaks upon hearing of Dr. Cotton’s passing. He was not only our doctor for many years but a family friend. My grandmother took care of him sometimes when he was a child. My daddy, Hotdog McKendree, was good friends of his parents. We have missed him since his retirement. God bless his family.

  6. Pam, Bill, Paige and Will,
    I am SO sorry to hear that we have lost Dr. Cotton. What a great guy and good neighbor. I am thinking of y’all and hoping you will find peace in knowing that he is at peace. Love to your whole family.
    Nancy.

  7. Our condolences to the Cotton family! Dr Bob was an awesome father to his kids and a great friend to my father. Thoughts and prayers to the family especially Randy, Greg, Pam and Bill.

  8. I was blessed to have known him. A kind and gentle soul. You’ve earned your wings sir. Prayers for all of the family. 🙏❤️

  9. My husband JR and I were patients of Dr. Cotton. He was the best. So sorry for his passing. Prayers to his family.

  10. Dr. Cotton was like part of our family. He took care of my three children when we switched from a pediatrician to family care. He saw me through the long illness and death of my first husband, Bernard Mullins. Blessings on this large and wonderful family.

  11. Dr. Cotton was our family physician from 1978 when we married until we moved from Amarillo. He saved my husband’s life…he knew something wasn’t right and sent him straight to the ER, where they found a blood clot in his lung. He was admitted immediately. He could have died. Great Doctor! We loved him!

  12. Dr. Cotton was the best and kindest doctor we have ever known. He saved my husbands life when his appendix ruptured. He took care of my two sons and myself and my husband for many years. He will be missed by everyone that ever met him. Heaven welcomed a wonderful man to join the Angels. RIP Dr. Cotton

  13. Bob and Jimmie were good friends since the 1950s when they were in Galveston and we were in Austin with his brother Don and Virginia. We met again in Amarillo where Bob was our family doctor for many years, and we will miss his presence greatly. Sincere condolences to Randy, Greg and Pam

  14. Dr. Cotton truly was a gentleman and a compassionate physician. Our entire family and countless others were blessed by him for years. May you take comfort in knowing his was a life well lived. Sympathy & Prayers for you all, The Robert Morton Family

  15. Very sorry to hear of our good friends passing. We both went to school with him in Vega my husband Gerald played football with him during high school. My mother leased the Texico cafe from his Dad Bob and he and his brother Don worked in the station there. When he returned from the army and set up practice in Amarillo us and our 4 kids all used him for our family doctor until he retired and always called him Bud the name he was know by in Vega. He was a good guy and doctor. Jo and Gerald Sides of Vega

  16. I am so sad to see this. He will always be Buddy to this bratty little girl cousin. He and Donnie were always special to me and my sisters since we had no brothers and we had such fun with the Vega cousins. He was always there for our family when we needed his advice. I will miss him and our funny Walmart “reunions”.

  17. Dr Cotton was our Doctor for about 45 years. He was also like a friend. He treated us, our two girls & my Dad & step mother. He is mentioned around our house often. He was the Doctor everyone wishes they had! We are so proud to have been a patient of his🥰

  18. Dr. Cotton was a gentleman’s gentlemen and great Physician. He was a very caring person and very understanding. Wise beyond words. He will be missed.

  19. Dr. Cotton was the Flippo family Physician, delivering my “baby” sister 62 years ago! He knew us all well. I just cried when he retired, but understood why. I have always missed him when I was needing some medical advice. He was such a blessing to our family.
    My sympathies to his family in this time of loss.

  20. Dr. Cotton was such a wonderful man! He was our family doctor for many years, and was always so kind and compassionate. As a teen, I remember getting upset with him because he told my mom I couldn’t participate in an event because I had mono. I was sure my life was over, haha! He was such a wise and loving man. He will be greatly missed!

  21. Dr, Cotton was our family physician for many years and was a very caring man and a great doctor. Sincere condolences to the family.

  22. So sorry to read of Dr. Cotton’s passing. He was our doctor from the time we moved from Ohio in 1970 until he retired. Wonderful man and doctor. Thoughts and prayers to the family.

  23. He delivered me in 1965, he was my Dr. up until I moved to DFW. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. What a great man he was…. I was able to run into him after moving back to Amarillo. I do not think the man ever forgot a name or a face.. May you rest in pease. My prayers and thoughts are with the family!!!!

  24. Very sorry to hear of Dr Cotton’s death. He was our family doctor and delivered one of my babies. This was years ago but I remember him being a very good and caring doctor.

  25. Bob was a wonderful man and an outstanding doctor. He took great care of three generations of Hayeses. He will be greatly missed but never forgotten! Robert, Wanda, Lee, and Holly!🙏❤️🙏

  26. My husband and I both were patients of Dr. Cotton many, many years ago. So sorry to hear of his passing.

  27. Pam, I am heartbroken to read this. Dr Cotton was one of my favorite people, always such a gentleman, kind, thoughtful, and always so positive. I loved hearing his stories of his travels with his grandkids. He so loved his family.
    Your family has my deepest sympathy.
    Ann Hagemeier

  28. Dr. Cotton was the best doctor anyone could ever ask for. I loved how he and his staff made us all feel like family. He knew my parents and grandparents who had been patients of his for many years, and he would ask about them. I’m sorry for your loss of such an incredible man.

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