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Charles Cole

Charles C. Cole, 88, of Fountain City, passed away in the comfort of his home, in the presence of his family, on Friday, June 23.
   He was born in Nicholasville, Kentucky on December 20, 1928 to Charley and May Daugherty Cole. He served in the US Navy during World War Two. He and the former Ruth Brown were married on October 1, 1948, and they were blessed with three children.
   Mr. Cole lived in the Fountain City community since 1968. He was a precision machinist, having worked 29 years at Avco before taking employment with H & P Tool Company and later with Service America, from where he retired. He was a Wayne County Sheriff’s Department Reserve Officer for many years and named Reserve Officer of the Year in 1981.
   Mr. Cole was a founding member of the First Baptist Church in Centerville. He was a faithful member of the First Church of Christ in Lynn, where he was a Deacon and past Sunday School superintendent. He was an avid walker and enjoyed gardening. He also enjoyed fishing, working jigsaw puzzles and listening to The Statler Brothers. Above all, he enjoyed time spent with his family and the companionship of his dog, Princess Shelbie Lain.
   Mr. Cole will be missed by his wife of 68 years, Ruth Cole; daughters, Debra Hoppe and Cynthia Cole; son, Burton Cole; grandchildren, Michael Cole, David Cole, Sarah Sharits and Kimberly Smith (Pete); eight great-grandchildren; sister, Rachel Lahue; and several nieces & nephews.
   Mr. Cole was preceded in death by his parents, daughter-in-law, Pamela Cole; sisters, Hazel Barr, Rosie Barr and Stella Fulton; and brothers, Allen Cole, Burton Cole, Bobby Cole, William Cole and Edward Cole; and a special brother-in-law, Bud Fulton.
   Doug Noland and Paul Nichols will conduct a funeral ceremony at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, June 27 at the Smith-McQuiston & Webster Funeral Home, 321 US Hwy 27, Fountain City. Interment with military rites will follow in Willow Grove Cemetery.
   Family and friends may gather from 5-7 pm on Monday, June 26, at the funeral home.  

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Michael and family, so sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts.

Charity & Aaron Howell Jun 26 2017 12:00 AM

To Charlie's Family:
I worked with Your Husband, Dad, n GrandPa for many years at Service America! What a Joy it was to have Charlie come work on the vending machines I handled at NATCO! We spoke several times regarding his Wayne County Sheriff's work, as well as my Uncle Dusty Davis! Charlie took the time to carve me figures of my 2 cats, as well, which I have to this day! Through the pictures I gave Charlie of my 2 cats, the figures he made for me look so close to my cats...simply amazing, all the different endeavors Charlie had his hand's in!
Words cannot express the sorrow I have in my heart for all the members of his Family! I will forever hold fond memories of Charlie.....Such a Wonderful Man!
In the memory of Charlie,
Cindy Willis

Cindy Willis (past Service America employee) Jun 26 2017 12:00 AM

Debbie, Sarah and families,
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Loved one. Debbie, you father was such a very precious soul. Hold close to your heart the memories. He will always be by your side. My sincere heartfelt condolence. My thoughts and prayers will be with you all in the days ahead.

Evelyn Moore

Evelyn Moore Jun 26 2017 12:00 AM

A beautiful life well lived. A man blessed with a loving wife and wonderful children. Being a Christian man the family can rest knowing that Charles is now in the presence of God. My prayers will be with the family because the Lord will give them all peace and comfort during this time.

Lisa Collett

Lisa Collett Jun 24 2017 12:00 AM