Charles Joseph Cotton


Jan. 18, 1941 - Feb. 18, 2013



Charles Joseph ‘Chuck’ Cotton of Florida, formerly of Waukesha, passed away Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, surrounded by his family and loved ones at age 72. Chuck proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps and was a successful businessman. He retired and moved to Milton, Fla., where he resided for the past 13 years. He was a devoted husband, and a loving father and grandfather.


He is survived by his loving and dedicated wife of 52 years, Marian “Jean” Cotton; his children, Debbie Stock (Tony Meyer), Rick Cotton, Amy Jo DeLaPaz and DeeDee Cotton; his grandchildren, Ryan Stock, Shannon Cross, Cristi Cotton, Cara Rehn, Cory Cotton, Kayla Miller, Charlie DeLaPaz, LaTesha DeLaPaz, Anthony Cotton, Tristin Maye-Proulx, Tiarra Maye, Robert Maye, Virginia Cotton and David “Niko” Agins Jr.; and 18 great-grandchildren. He further survived by his brothers and sisters, Mike Cotton, Carm Alvarez , Steph Alvarez, Judy (Jesse) Medina, Donna Moede, Mary Jo Schroeder, Karen (Butch) Jones and Joseph (Vicki) Cotton Jr., along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


He was preceded in death by his mother, Virginia; his father Joseph; and his brothers, Jake Cotton, Rich Cotton, Paul Cotton and Patrick Cotton.


Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until the 7 p.m. funeral service Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Full military honors will follow the service.


In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to the family.


Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at 547-4035 or visit our website at for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.