Edward Cothern passed away Friday, August 27, 2021. He was born in Alma, Georgia to the late Alvin & Earline Cothern on September 24, 1950.

He was a veteran of the United States Marines Corp. Edward worked for the United States Postal Service for 39 years.

He is survived by his wife, Pamela of 44 years, 2 daughters, Mandy (Jason) Cobb, Beth Anne (Dustin) Kirkland; 7 siblings; 4 grandchildren, Shane Martin “Coty”, Sarah Curby, Sierra Cothern, Harper Kirkland; and 5 great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on Friday, September 3, 2021, at 10 a.m. at Heath Funeral Chapel, 328 S. Ingraham, Lakeland, FL 33801, with interment to follow at Socrum Cemetery, 3125 W Socrum Loop Road, Lakeland, FL 33810. Condolences may be sent to the family at Heath Funeral Chapel.

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