Billy Wayne "Cotton" Tamplen
Cotton was born on July 24, 1937, to the late Joe and Cora Tamplen. On Thursday Oct 4, 2018, Cotton passed away peacefully at his home in Okmulgee at the age of 81.
Cotton was of the Jehovah Witness Faith for 49 years.
He loved camping and fishing and spending time with family and friends.
Cotton is proceeded in death by his parents. His loving wife for 50 years Annie Tamplen, two brothers Ralph and Robert Tamplen, two sisters Dormay Nuckolls and Betty Morris, sister-in-law Sue Tamplen and sister-in-law Evelyn Spake.
Those left to carry on his memory are his four children daughter Debra Sanders and husband Charlie, son Billy Tamplen and wife Abbie, daughter Tanna Lay and husband Larry, son Gary Tamplen and wife Kassaundra. Brothers, Tommy Tamplen and wife Janice, brother Kenneth Tamplen, sister-in laws Christine Tamplen, Normay Tamplen and Christine Starr. Cotton had four Grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren and his canine companion of 17 years Pepper.
A Memorial Service will be held for Cotton on Saturday Oct. 13, 2018, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses in Okmulgee at 2:00 p.m. Address: 1229 E 6th Street. Following service a dinner will be served for all family and friends at the Schulter School Lunchroom in Schulter, Ok.