He was a World War II veteran, having served in the Philippines and Japan as a medic. He was a farmer, a carpenter, a school bus driver and was a township trustee for Scipio Township.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Letha Whittington Cotterill; his brothers, Ivan and Owen; and his sister, Bessie King.
He is survived by a special friend, Alice Mae Reeves; brothers, Don and Paul; daughters and their husbands, Barbara (Daniel) Cremeans and Catherine (John) Domigan; and his sons and their wives, Stephen (Barbara), Wayne (Brenda), Denver (Susie) and Lawrence.
He is also survived by 16 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Raymond was born March 17, 1925, to the late Jonah Cotterill and Oleva Gotchall Cotterill.
He was a member of the F&AM of Harrisonville Lodge No. 411, as well as a member of Eastern Star No. 255 and Grange.
Viewing will be at the Birchfield Funeral Home in Rutland from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2006, with services at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2006, at the Harrisonville Presbyterian Church. Burial will follow at the White Oak Cemetery, Cottrill Road, Pomeroy.