Darryl Vincent Cotton Sr., was born April 30, 1968 to Teddy Esters and Nola M. Cotton in Indianapolis, Indiana.

He accepted Christ at an early age and later became a member of Pilgrim Chapel Missionary Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon.

Darryl grew up on the Eastside of Indianapolis, Indiana where he received his education in the Indianapolis Public Schools.

He was employed for 5 years as a technician/maintenance supervisor with Muesing Management, but has spent 20+ years doing HVAC specialties as well as everyday maintenance.

Darryl enjoyed spending time with his family, grilling, dancing and cracking jokes. He was a loving husband, father, son and big brother. He took pride in his family, especially his children and he loved every moment of being a dad.

In 1992 Darryl met his neighborhood sweetheart, Marsha Bottoms. They married on November 22, 2001 and to their union three children were born.

Darryl Vincent Cotton Sr. departed this life Sunday, September 30, 2018 1:27pm at Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital at the age of 50 years.

He leaves to cherish his memories to his children, three daughters: Myisha Morris (Larry), DeAndranee' and Ameria Cotton; his only son, Darryl V. Cotton Jr.; two grandchildren, Kaden and Iziah Morris; mother, Nola Cotton; sister, Melissa Stinson (Romell); two nieces, Daviana Cotton and Layla Stinson; Marsha Cotton; a host of cousins, aunts, uncles and many childhood best friends.

A Visitation was held at Lavenia & Summers Home for Funerals 5811 East 38th Street INDIANAPOLIS IN 46218 at 9:00:00 AM on 10/6/2018.

A Celebration of Life was held at Lavenia & Summers Home for Funerals 5811 East 38th Street INDIANAPOLIS IN 46218 at 11:00:00 AM on 10/6/2018.

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  1. There are few things more difficult than dealing with the loss of a loved one. I am honored that you have chosen us to care for your family during this time. Please let me know if there is more we can do to help celebrate your loved-one’s life.

  2. I was a lead hvac tech to with Daryl back in the early 2000 something. Im saddened to see this. I really enjoyed working with him. We played games in work truck such as what tool is making that vibration and noise as we drive. Or counting the times the music on Gold 104.5 mentioned the dance the mashpotatoe. I always thinknof him when hearing the Temptations on radio. I feel for his wife and kiddos. Rest well my friend. Ill see you soon.

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