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William Dean Cothren

July 5, 1930 - January 11, 2020

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

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


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