The Obituary for Rev. Gary Cotney


Rev. Gary Cotney 81 of Valley, Alabama passed away Friday March 22, 2019 at U.A.B. Hospital in Birmingham Alabama.

Rev. Cotney was born in Birmingham, Alabama October 20, 1937 to the late Lucus Comer Cotney and the late Hazel Nannette Langford Cotney, he was the founding Pastor of the Calvary Worship Center in Valley on May of 1971, where he served as Pastor for 45 years then became Pastor Emeritus, he traveled extensively in Mexico, Central American, and South America spreading the gospel. He preached in 40 Countries, built 7 churches, pastored 2 other churches before founding Calvary Worship Center, and held his first revival at the age of 13.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday March 30,2019 at 2PM (ET) at the Calvary Worship Center with burial to follow at the Langdale Cemetery with the Rev. Mark Mercer and the Rev. David Copeland officiating.

Visitation will be held on Friday March 29, 2019 from 6PM until 8PM (ET) at Calvary Worship Center.

He is survived by his Wife LaVerne Cotney of Valley, Al. 2 Children Peter Stephen (Roseann) Cotney of Decatur, Al. Priscilla Darling (Nickie) Greer of Decatur, Al., Sister Soundra (Wayne) Hood of Shawmut, Al. Brother David Franklin Cotney of Valley, Al. Sister in Law Rev. LaNita Cotney of Valley, Al., 6 Grandchildren Zachary Stephen Cotney, Victoria Darling Griffith, Jordan Rae Cotney, Savannah Grace Owens, Miles Trevor Greer & Erin McCall Greer.

He was preceded in death by his Parents and Brother Gerald Bruce Cotney.

Jeff Jones Funeral Home of Lafayette, Al. is directing.