Terre Haute

COTTOM, Van Dec 10, 1952 – May 30, 2019

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Van W. Cottom, 66, of Terre Haute, peacefully stepped from the bonds of this Earth in his residence on Thursday, May 30, 2019, surrounded by his family. He was born December 10, 1952 in Terre Haute, to George W. Cottom and Beverly J. Haase Cottom.
He graduated from Garfield High School in 1970, received a degree from Ivy Tech in 1996, and his B.S. in information technology in 2003 from the University of Phoenix. He served in the Air Force during the Vietnam War. He retired from his dream job at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in 2003. He married Patty, the love of his life, on October 31, 1999. Van was a member of Rio Grande Full Gospel Church where he served in various positions.
Van is survived by his wife of 19 years, Patty; four children, Christy (Garrett) Close, Amanda (Jim) Pickrell, Bryan (Krystal) Griffy, and Tricia (Tim) Hennessy; and seven grandchildren, Abby and Ean Close; Gary, Alexis, Kaeyla Griffy; and Lilly Roysdon; and Evie Hennessy. He also leaves behind his beloved dog, Nessie. Van is also survived by six brothers and sisters, Venda Blansett, Mark Cottom, Jerry Cottom, Martha Ward, Jim Cottom, and Nancy Fausett.
Visitation will be Monday, June 3, 2019, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Roselawn Funeral Home. The funeral service will begin at 1 p.m. with Pastor Sam Ball officiating and military honors by American Legion Post 104. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to PSP.org or Rio Grande Full Gospel Church. Online condolences can be made at:

View Original Notice ? COTTOM, Van Dec 10, 1952 - May 30, 2019