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PHILLIP COTHRUM


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PHILLIP COTHRUM Obituary
CothrumJune 3, 1935 - May 30, 2018 EDMOND Phillip Cothrum was born June 3, 1935, in Oklahoma City to William Thomas Cothrum and Emma Coleen Cothrum (maiden name Freeman). He attended Capitol Hill High School and, at the age of 17, joined the Navy and served seven years in Japan as a hospital corpsman. He was a Korean War veteran. Upon returning to Oklahoma, he attended The University of Oklahoma and worked at the post office downtown Oklahoma City and married Roberta Mills from Mulhall. He transferred to FAA and for 30 years, was Chief of the Aero Medical Review Department for airline pilots. Upon retirement, he was called back to FAA to develop a Drug and Alcohol Rehab program for airline pilots. This program is still in is use today. Phillip attended Henderson Hills Baptist Church. He enjoyed OU football and quail hunting. He was an avid participant in staying fit. He exercised two to three times a week and made many close friends at the gym. He really loved his wife, Roberta; his two sons, Tony Allen and Jon Eric; his daughter-in-law, Cindy Marie; and his two grandchildren, Briawna Ellen and Zackary Allen Thomas Cothrum. He was dearly loved will be sorely missed. Funeral services will be Monday, June 4, 2 p.m. at First Methodist Church in Mulhall, OK.
Published in The Oklahoman on June 3, 2018
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