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Wallace Pernal Cotten

Wallace Pernal Cotten, 81, of Suffolk, transitioned on Sunday, May 3, 2020, at his residence. Wallace, affectionately known as “Cotton,” “Wally,” or “Sonny,” was born in Paterson, N.J., in August 1938.

A proud Navy veteran, Wally leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife, Shirley J. Cotten; sons, Drew Cotten, Shawn Cotten; and daughters, Leslie Cotten and Shelley Cotten Byrd. He was preceded in death by his father, mother, two brothers, two sisters and beloved son, Tracey Everett Cotten.

A viewing open to the public will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. Monday, May 11, at Crocker Funeral Home, 900 E. Washington St., Suffolk, VA 23434. The funeral service for the immediate family will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 12, at the same location. The interment will take place immediately after the service at Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery at 1:15 p.m. Professional services with dignity have been entrusted to Crocker Funeral Home Inc.