Edward Cole, age 79, of Mt. Gilead, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at MedCentral Hospital in Mansfield, Ohio.
He was born on June 11, 1934 in Willard to Vincent "Doc" and Lillie (Barnett) Cole. Edward was a former employee of Fate-Root-Heath in Plymouth for 22 years and a supervisor at Holthouse Farms in Celeryville. He enjoyed camping, fishing, cards and going to church.
He is survived by his wife, Opal (Fletcher) Cole; 4 daughters, Mary (Mickey) Eckert of Claypool, IN; Lillie (Elmer) Keen of Mt. Gilead; Geraldine (Chester) Tuttle of Willard and Linda (Frank) Myers of Wakeman, OH; son, Paul (Kathy) Cole of Claypool, IN; 16 grandchildren; 2 step grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren.
His is preceded in death by his parents, an infant son, Larry Cole; 3 grandchildren, 1 sister and 1 half-brother.
Friends may call at the Victory Temple Church of God in Celeryville, Ohio on Monday, March 31, 2014 from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M. and 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. with a service at 7:00 PM. The funeral service will be on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 11:00 A. M. with Pastor Earl Sexton officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in New Haven, Ohio. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.secorfuneralhomes.com