The Substance Abuse Treatment Facility (SATF) reported the  death of retired Correctional Officer JR Cottingham.

He began his career with CDCR at the Sierra Conservation Center on Feb. 20, 1986.

Office Cottingham retired Sept. 30, 2009 from SATF.

Services will be 9 a.m. Feb. 27, at the First Baptist Church, 469 N. Cherry Street, Tulare, CA.

Burial will be at Exeter Cemetery.

Immediately following there will be a luncheon served at the First Baptist Church in Tulare.