☛ Edd Bottom dies at 88 – 4-26-13
NCHA HALL OF FAMER EDD BOTTOM PASSES AWAY AT AGE 88
FUNERAL SCHEDULED FOR MONDAY AT AGRIPLEX IN ADA, OKLA.
April 26, 2013
Edd Bottom, the matriarch of the Bottom family and Lucky Bottom bloodlines passed away on April 24 at the Age of 88.
Edd Ralph Bottom, Asher, Okla., the matriarch of the Bottom family and Lucky Bottom bloodlines, passed away on April 24 at the age of 88 at Sunset Estates, Tecumseh, Okla. His son, Eddie Wayne Bottom, Macomb, Okla., is a well known cutting horse trainer and his daughters Darla Miles and Connie Wartchow, as well as their husbands are also involved heavily in the cutting horse industry.
Ed was born on Feb. 1, 1925, in Lake Valley, Okla., to Shannon Brewer Bottom and Ella Belle (Taylor) Bottom. He married Lillie Marie Reinschmeidt on Feb. 20, 1943 in Bessie, Okla., in the middle of a wheat field. He and Lillie were married 66 years when she passed away in 2009.
Edd was a horse trainer and rancher all of his life and, starting his training career in 1950. He soon began breeding his own line of horses based on the Oklahoma Star and Bert bloodlines. He owned Lucky Star Mac who was the sire or grandsire of the famed Lucky Bottom horses that won at cutting arenas throughout the country.
In 1962 he was a finalist in the NCHA’s first Futurity. In 1980, he rode Lucky Bottom Me, a Lucky Star Mac daughter, to the Reserve Championship of the NCHA Futurity. In 1985, he rode the Reserve World Champion Cutting Horse that was also named the World Champion Stallion. It was 1997, when he was inducted into the NCHA Hall of Fame.
He was a member of the National Cutting Horse Association, American Quarter Horse Association, Southern Oklahoma Cutting Horse Association, the Central Oklahoma Cutting Horse Association, and the Western Oklahoma Cutting Horse Association.
Edd’s funeral is scheduled for 1 p.m., Monday, April 29, at the Agri-Plex, Ada, Okla., under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa. Burial will follow at Vista Cemetery. Donnie Gee and Shannon Hall will officiate. Pallbearers will be Tony Kuestersteffen, Jim Sharp, Mason Allen, Ron Phay, Gaylon Wells, Sonny O’Dell, Jerry Bob Seago and Junior Grissom. Honorary pallbearers include Gary Fry, Ham Brown, James Hargrove, John Carter, Roger Harris, Glen Pruitt, Jack Turner, C. J. Sisco, Eddie Bottom, Jr., Chad Wartchow, Mark Wartchow, Ronnie Wartchow, Steve Miles, Richard Sisco, Dan Fleming, Jason Keck and Greg Hillerman.
He is survived by one son, Eddie Wayne Bottom and wife, Charlotte, Macomb, Okla., and three daughters: Darla Miles and husband, Steve, Asher, Okla., Connie Wartchow and husband, Ronnie, Roff, Okla., and Phyllis Sisco and husband, Richard, Asher, Okla.
He also had eight grandchildren: Chad Wartchow, Mark Wartchow, Melanie Keck, Steffanie Fleming, Eddie Bottom, Jr., C.J. Sisco, Mike Sisco, and Ricky Sisco; 10 great grandchildren: Sean Fleming, Shelby Fleming, Sarah Fleming, Carley Collings, Coy Wartchow, Riley Wartchow, McKenzie Wartchow, Andrew Fleming, Chelsy Bottom, and Braxten Frasier.
Edd was preceded in death by his parents, Shannon and Ella Belle Bottom; his wife, Lillie Bottom, one daughter, Charlotte Ann Bottom, and nine brothers and sisters.