Floyd Cottle passed away May 3 at the age of 85. He was born in Sulphur on January 21, 1935 to Aaron and Roxie (Newby) Cottle.
He spent most of his life in Sulphur, graduating from Sulphur High School in 1955. He then graduated from college at Northeastern, followed by his enlistment in the United States Navy. He was later the principal in Nichols Hills and then went to serve as principal at Millwood Elementary School.
He was a avid football player in Sulphur and followed up his athletic career by serving as a referee for football and basketball and an umpire for softball.
He is survived by three sisters, Vivian (Cottle) Kelly, of North Carolina, Wanda (Cottle) Crumb, of Davis, and Kaye Cottle Mark, of Missouri.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Aaron and Roxie Cottle; and brothers, Aaron Cottle, of Arizona, Edward Cottle, of North Carolina, Grady Cottle, of Oklahoma City, James Cottle, of Colony, Texas, Bruce Cottle, of Oklahoma City and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.