Brian Cotton

of Rupert, Idaho
Born: April 25, 1984 in Twin Falls, Idaho
Died: March 15, 2013 in Rupert, Idaho
Age: 28 years old
Rupert, Idaho - Brian Cotton, age 28, of Rupert, passed away on Friday, March 15, 2013.
Brian was born on April 25, 1984, in Twin Falls, Idaho, the son of John E. and Carolyn M. (Sawhill) Cotton. Brian was extremely talented. He excelled at everything he did. When he was 10, he took Taekwondo classes and earned a black belt. He then decided to give up his Taekwondo classes to better focus on his school. He graduated from Minico High School as valedictorian in 2002. He then attended the University of Idaho in Moscow receiving a bachelor’s degree in music, focusing on classical guitar. Brian then entered the United States Army in August 2006, and was stationed in Germany. He served 15 months in Iraq. Brian left the Army in 2009 with an honorable discharge.
Brian then attended the College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls and earned an Associate of Applied Science degree in cabinet-making and woodworking. In his spare time, Brian enjoyed playing his guitar. He also loved animals and had a soft spot for stray cats. He was currently employed at McCain Foods in Burley at the time of his death.
Brian is survived by his parents, John and Carolyn Cotton of Rupert; one brother, Kevin M. Cotton; a sister-in-law, Tina Cotton; and two nephews, Kyle and Justin Cotton.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 21, at the Rasmussen Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St. in Burley, with the Rev. Gerald Rabe officiating. Friends may call from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, at the Rasmussen Funeral Home and from 10 until 10:45 a.m. Thursday prior to the funeral.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions may be made to the Minico High School Band Department.

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