Steve Anthony Cothran
Posted By Kim Swindell Wood | October 4, 2016 9:15 am
Steve Anthony Cothran died at his home on Monday, Oct. 3, 2016 from an extended illness.
A genius designer and talented musician, his favorite pastimes were playing his guitar, making people laugh and helping others. Steve founded Lab23 Controls, in 1989. Applying his ingenuity and electronics expertise in the manufacturing industry, his custom designed controls made the lives of line workers easier and kept them safer.
Steve had a true giving nature and gave of himself in every capacity to friends and strangers alike. Over the years he helped many families who were down on their luck. He loved his family, especially his newest member, a great-nephew, Will Cannon, whom he visited very often.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Jane; his parents, Marnell McAlister Cothran and Jack L. Cothran, of Sparta; his sister and brother-in-law, Angela and Grover Cannon; a nephew, Elliott Cannon; great-nephew, Will Cannon, also from Sparta; and his nephew, Anthony Brian Cannon, of Midland, Texas.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the humane society or homeless shelters in your area.