Carl A. Cole, 60


Carl A. Cole, 60, of Litchfield, died on Saturday, May 16, 2020, at his home in Litchfield.

There will be no services at this time. Miller Funeral Home in Vandalia is assisting the family.

Mr. Cole was born June 13, 1959, in Hillsboro, to Reuben and Evelyn (Davidson) Cole.

He served his country as a boatsman in the U.S. Navy, and went on to become a landscaping laborer.

Mr. Cole was an avid outdoorsman and gardener who loved to hunt, fish, collect arrow heads and travel. An avid springboard diver, he loved water falls and swimming, and was an overall dare devil.

He is survived by his sons, Joshua (Tricia) Cole of Puyallup, WA, and Jesse (Heather) Cole of Fillmore; grandchildren, Ian Matthew, Connor Robert, Collin James and Caden Elijah; brother, Ernie (Lori) Cole of Nokomis; sisters, Gladys (Bruce) Arbuckle of Bon Aqua, TN, and Kathleen (Tim) Schneider of Nokomis.

Mr. Cole was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Rhona Spindel.

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