Willard Bernard Cottrell, age 45, passed away on Sunday, August 29th, 2010. Will was born in Baltimore, Maryland, the son of Donald lee and Anna (Hiel) Cottrell. Dedicated to his family, friends, and community, Will touched the lives of the people around him. Leaving a legacy through his involvement with the boy Scouts of America, he helped to shape young boys into honorable men, from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts to Venture Scouts. Over the years he was a leader, advisor, mentor, confidant, counselor, committee member, and role model. He had a real passion for helping the boys attain their goals, guiding them to the rank of Eagle Scout, and rewarding their achievements with the coveted flame plaque he designed and made. Pushing the scouts with a virtual "kick in the pants" and volunteering his time on projects was only part of the process. He also spent countless hours reviewing service projects as a member of the District Eagle Committee.
Will leaves to cherish his memory, Wife Tara (Eve) Cottrell of Orlando; son Stevie Cottrell; daughter Melissa Cottrell and brothers Ken Cottrell and Donald Cottrell, Jr. There will be a gathering of friends and family from 5:00 - 7:00 pm at Peace United Methodist Church located at 13502 Town Loop Boulevard, Orlando 32837 on Thursday, September 2nd, 2010. A memorial service will follow at 7:00 pm.