SCOTT CITY - John Thomas "T.C." Cotner, 44, died Feb. 2, 2003, at his home in Scott City, where he has lived for the past eight years.
Born Feb. 2, 1959, in Cape Girardeau, son of Chester Cotner of Troy, Mo., and Hannah Rumfelt Cotner of Cape Girardeau, he was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church in Kelso. John was an employee of Manpower and had worked at the Procter and Gamble facility for almost four years. During those years, he came into contact with many people and all became very important to him. He was a 3rd Degree member of Knights of Columbus Council 6420 and 4th Degree member of Assembly 2283 in Scott City. He served with the U.S. Marine Corps from 1976-79.
John enjoyed doing so many things in life, from being with family and friends, camping and floating, coaching his daughter's softball team, to operating River City Karaoke for the past six years. He loved to sing and listen to music.
On April 21, 1990, at St. Augustine Church, he married Tammy S. Burger who survives.
Survivors in addition to his wife and parents include: one daughter, Caitlyn Cotner of the home; a son, Zachary Cotner of the home; his father- and mother-in-law, Ron and Karen Burger of Scott City; five sisters and three brothers-in-law, Vicki and Kent Zickfield, Deborah Cotner and Virginia Cotner of Cape Girardeau and Charlotte and H.R. Crouch and Judy and George Welsh of Texas; two brothers, David Cotner of Cape Girardeau and Stephen Cotner of St. Louis; two brothers- and sisters-in-law, Scott and April Burger of Scott City and Adam and Nicki Burger of Bloomfield; and six nephews and three nieces.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Pauline Rumfelt and a brother, Anthony Cotner.
Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City, where parish prayers at 6:30 p.m. will be followed by the Knights of Columbus service at 6:45 p.m.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Augustine Catholic Church with the Rev Oliver Clavin officiating.
The Missouri Honor Guard will conduct full military graveside honors at the church cemetery.
Pallbearers will be: nephews, Brian Jones, Tracey Welsh, David Likens and Cody Cotner; and good friends Tom McDowell and Allen Null.