Donald Wayne “Coach Rotch” Rotch

Published 10:53 am Friday, August 13, 2010

Mr. Donald Wayne “Coach Rotch” Rotch, 60, of Brooks Boulevard Brewton, died Wednesday night, Aug. 11, 2010. He was a native of Lake Charles, La., and a former resident of Jackson before moving to Brewton in 1974. He was a member of Brewton First United Methodist Church and was assistant principal for nine years and principal for 10 years at T.R. Miller High School.

He is survived by his mother, Jean Rotch Bonneau of Jackson; his wife, Jane Bagby Rotch of Brewton; a son, Richard Rotch of Birmingham; a daughter, Jayme Rotch of Birmingham; three brothers, Greg (Donna) Rotch and Ray (Judy) Rotch Jr., both of Jackson, and David Rotch of Mandeville, La.; two sisters, Kathy Coleman of Jackson and Connie (Felix) Turner of Manderville; a sister-in-law, Lynne (Ken) Noah of Monroeville; and a brother-in-law, Lamar (Elaine) Bagby of Birmingham.

Visitation will be held Saturday, Aug. 14, from 2 until 4 p.m. at Brewton First United Methodist Church.

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Funeral services will be held Saturday, Aug. 14, at 4 p.m. at Brewton First United Methodist Church with Dr. Ed Glaize officiating. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery with Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home directing. Pallbearers will be Rigby McMillan, Matt Davidson, Stephen Thomas, Luke O’Neil, Carl McInnish, Monte McGougin, Bart Till and Josh Brown. Honorary pallbearers will be Lee McDaniel, Danny Powell, Jerry Carpenter, Barney Bain, Kyle Ferguson, Frank Nalty, Bobby Farrish, Bill Henderson, Randall Huff, Don Ward, David Stokes, Jim Ryan, Jim Hart and Frank Cotten.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in memory of Donnie Rotch to Donald W. Rotch Scholarship Fund, Greater Brewton Foundation, P.O. Box 469,Brewton, Alabama 36427.