February 14, 2006
202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 2/17/2006 14:00:00
202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 2/18/2006 14:00:00
Robert Cole, Jr., age 64, resident of rural Crestline, Ohio passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, February 14, 2006 at his home. He was born on February 14, 1942 in Willard, Ohio and had been a Crawford County resident for 39 years. Mr. Cole was a 1960 graduate of Plymouth High School and employed as an inspector with Copperweld in Shelby for over 37 years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening. He was always there for his daughters and treated his son-in-law like his own son, but his grandchildren were the light of his life.
He is survived by his wife, Betty (Collins) Cole, who he married August 17, 1963; two daughters and a son-in-law, Barb and Jim Finney of Crestline; Vicki Cole of Canton; two grandchildren, Matthew and Ashley Finney; his mother, Ruby (Heisler) Cole of New Haven; one brother and sister-in-law, Tom and Sandy Cole of Shiloh; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Kathy and Raymond Slessman of Willard; Shirley and Charles Riedlinger of New Haven; special brother-in-law and friend, Wilbur Wright.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Cole; and two brothers, Jim and Mike Cole.
Friends may call at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday at the funeral home with Pastor Lynda Masters officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in New Haven, Ohio. Memorial expressions can be made in care of the Matthew and Ashley Finney College Trust at United Bank in Crestline, Ohio. www.secorfuneralhome.com