Charles Daniel “Danny” Cottingham died peacefully at his home near Canyon Lake, Texas, on December 17, 2011.
He was born on December 4, 1951, in Houston, Texas, to Patricia and Charles D. Cottingham. He attended Lamar High School and afterward served honorably in the U.S. Army, on a tour of duty in Vietnam. Afterward, he returned to Texas and became an accomplished farrier. The following years were spent in Texas and Louisiana working with and breeding thoroughbreds.
Danny loved God, playing music and singing in church, and being a steward of animals.
He is preceded in death by his much loved mother, Patricia, who died December 2, 1961, and later his father. He is survived by his step-mother, Almeria Thompson Cottingham; his sister, Leila Cottingham Thorne; his brothers, Kelly Cottingham and Michael Cottingham, and their families; and his former wife and friend, Anne Cottingham. Danny is also survived by Robert E. “Uncle Bobby” Corrigan and his wife, Jill, of Fort Worth, Texas.
Danny and his fiancée, Janet Fisher of Blanco, were making plans for his return to the land he so loved between Blanco and Stonewall, Texas.
A Celebration of Life will be held at his church on Saturday, January 7, 2012, at 4:00pm. Cowboys for Jesus is located at 8400 FM 32, Fischer, Texas 78623 (across from Canyon Lake High School). Food will be served.
Contributions to Danny’s church may be made instead of flowers, if desired.