Guymon Daily Herald

James “Skeeter” Cotter:

Nov. 9, 1951-Feb. 20, 2023


James Lee “Skeeter” Cotter, Sr., 71, of Goodwell passed away Monday, Feb. 20, 2023 at the Southwest Medical Center in Liberal, Kansas surrounded by his family.

The son of Travis and Ruth (Rose) Cotter, Skeeter was born No. 9, 1951 in San Angelo, Texas. He attended school in Devine, Texas.

Skeeter had many hobbies he enjoyed - hunting, fishing, playing dominoes and pool, as well as playing music with his Rose cousins. Skeeter had many jobs but loved being a carpenter most of all. He learned carpentry from his dad.

Skeeter married Nancy Waddell, June 1970. They had four children together: Jimmy, Cindy, Candice and Janet. He later married Charlotte Douthitt on May 8, 1996 in Canton, Texas. They moved from Mineola, Texas to Guymon in 2009.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Bobby Gandy and one sister, Susie Alexander.

Survivors include his wife, Charlotte Cotter of the home; his kids: Jimmy Cotter and wife, Tammy of Guymon, Cindy Skipper and husband, David of Holcomb, Kansas, Candice Edwards and husband, Justin of Hysham, Montana, and Janet Cotter of Guymon; his bonus kids: Brandon Douthitt of Arlington, Texas, Breanne Bennett and husband, Neal of Mansfield, Texas, Chelsea Mullins of Arlington, Texas and Stacy Ray of Guymon. He is also survived by 15 grandchild­ren; 15 great grandchild­ren; his sweet sister, Margaret Mazar and husband, Lou of Grand Saline, Texas; and two brothers, Bill Gandy of Amarillo, Texas and Stephen Gandy of Alvarado, Texas.

There will be a family celebratio­n of Skeeter’s life at a later date. Friends can sign the online guestbook and leave condolence­s at www.bunchrober­

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