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Herbert Eugene Whitecotton

September 29, 1942 ~ July 16, 2018 (age 75)


Herbert Eugene  Whitecotton, 75, of Herrin, passed away Monday, July 16, 2018, at Shawnee Christian Village in Herrin, surrounded by his family.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, July 21, 2018, at Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville, with the Rev. Donnie Colson officiating. Burial will be in Herrin City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Saturday.

Eugene was born on September 29, 1942, in Granite City, Illinois, to Herbert and Ruby Mae (Little) Whitecotton. After his mother's passing, Eugene was raised by his father and aunt, Ella Bateman, of Herrin.

He is survived by his brother, Donald (Brenda) Mansfield of Herrin; nieces, Elizabeth (Mike) Bird of Colp and Kathy (Heath) Williams of Crab Orchard; nephew, Donnie Mansfield of Herrin; and several great-nieces and nephews and cousins.

Eugene was preceded in death by his parents; aunt, Ella; and sister and brother-in-law, Rachel and Bill Rowatt.

He was a talented baker who retired in 1990 from the Town Bakery in Herrin.

Eugene was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Herrin.

His family would like to express their gratitude toward Shawnee Christian Village and Hospice of Southern Illinois for their care of Eugene.

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