Jack L. Cothran (Buddy), son of late John B. and Ginger Cothran, passed away on March 22, 2021. He was born February 26, 1953 in Columbia, SC.
Jack has been a lifelong volunteer in his community, schools, Haz-Mat Teams, fire department and Freedom Weekend Aloft. Jack was a member of Fire Stations 13,16, and 26. Jack served as PTO president at Riverside Middle. He also served as Band Booster President for the Pride of Pendleton Band. Jack served as the voice of the Pendleton Bulldogs for 15 years.
Jack was retired from the Robert Bosch Corporation after 20 years of service. While there he was on the fire brigade and Haz-Mat team. Jack also was employed by Spartan Foods as th GM of Quincy's. Jack also coached for the YMCA in various sports. After retiring Jack enjoyed being a full-time RVer and volunteering all over the southeast.
Jack is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife, Margaret of 46 years, his son Scott and his sweet girl Erin. Brothers: Skip (Suzy) of Greenville, Ben (Ann) of Anderson, In-laws Laura Martin Needham (Tom) of Greensboro and Johnny Martin (Catherine) of Liberty. Many nephews Josh, Grant, Matthew, Tray, and Alex; and his "Princess" niece Rachel.
A Celebration of life will be held on Saturday, March 27, 20211 at 4:00 PM at the volunteer Village, 565 Little Powderbag Rd., Hartwell, GA. Please come in Jack's favorite "uniform" of shorts, flip flops and your favorite Clemson shirt. Please bring a chair also.
In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to Amedisys Hospice Foundation at 53 Rock Drive, Toccoa, GA 30577
The family of Jack Cothran have entrusted the Coile and Hall Funeral Directors and Cremations, 333 E. Johnson St., Hartwell, GA 30643, to assist them during their time of grief.
Messages of comfort and condolence may be left for the family by visiting www.coileandhallfd.com