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Paul R. Cole
Paul R. Cole, age 69, of Swanton, Ohio, loving husband, father, papa and friend, entered into eternal life, Tuesday, December 6, 2016. Paul was born July 26, 1947 in Toccoa, Georgia to George and Willeen (Childs) Cole. Paul was a 1965 graduate of Swanton High School, and at the age of nineteen enlisted in the 180th Ohio Air National Guard. He married his beloved wife, Judy Hurst on September 29, 1973 and together raised two sons.
Paul retired as a Master Sergeant from the 180th after 39 years of service. He was a member of St. Richard Parish where he served as an usher and helped work the church festivals. Paul was an avid golfer and member of Valleywood Golf Club, as well as a member of the Swanton American Legion Post #479, Swanton VFW Memorial Post #8598 and Swanton Elks Lodge #2462. Paul was a social butterfly and will be remembered for his friendly outgoing personality who could make friends with practically anyone and was always willing to go out of his way to help others. He loved spending time at Shucker's on a daily basis and playing euchre, especially with his grandkids.
Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 43 years, Judy; sons, Casey (Jodie) Cole and Nickolas (Michelle) Cole and grandchildren, Jack, McKenna, Jayda, Emmett, Lydia and Caleb; and numerous brothers and sisters-in-law and nieces and nephews.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents, and brother, George Cole.
Family and friends may visit Friday, December 9th from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton, where the Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. and followed by a Scripture Service. Visitation will continue Saturday, December 10th from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at St. Richard Catholic Church, where a Mass of Resurrection will begin at 10:00 a.m. Military Honor Rites will immediately follow the Mass and interment in the St. Richard Memorial Gardens will be held at a later date.
Memorial Contributions may be made to SonnySmiles Foundation, P459 County Road 3A, McClure, OH 43534. www.sonnysmiles.org
Residence: Swanton, Ohio
Visitation: Friday, December 9th from 2 to 8 pm at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton
Mass of Resurrection: Saturday, December 10th at 10:00 am at St. Richard Catholic Church
Our sincere condolences to the Cole family
Rick and Carole Ueberroth Dec 12 2016 12:00 AM
My thoughts and prayers with The Cole Family. I have know Paul for many years. He was one of the first to welcome me back to Shuckers when I returned. He always had s smile and a hello for all. As he was always fond of saying to me "I'll meet you there." Yes, Paul, I will meet you there!
Kathy Curry Dec 12 2016 12:00 AM
Judy & family We were deeply saddened to hear Paul had passed away. Paul was one of the first people we knew when we first moved to Swanton. Jim has fond memories of playing ball with him. Please know our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family at this difficult time.
Carole & Jim Fuller Dec 12 2016 12:00 AM
Dear Judy and family. So very sorry to learn of Paul's passing. He fought a hard battle regarding his health and always had a smile and hello whenever I saw him.Even this past Sunday. Judy I know your great faith will sustain you @ this most difficult time along with the love, prayers and support of all your many friends. God Bless!
Gennie Gongwer Dec 10 2016 12:00 AM
Please accept our sincere condolences. Paul was a wonderful man he will be missed greatly.
Lynda Coffey & David Westmark Dec 10 2016 12:00 AM
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
Violet Milfelt (Shreves) Dec 9 2016 12:00 AM
My condolences to Paul's family. I will miss the good times on the golf course and upstairs after. I used to love to take part of his paper to read as we formed up the day's game just to a hear "Hey! Who ran off with my paper!"
Jim O'Bryant Dec 9 2016 12:00 AM
I have been a member of Valleywood for many years and played a lot of golf with Paul. Recently I roomed with him on our Indiana golf trip and got to know him even better. We were planning on playing golf together in Florida when he came down here this winter. I will miss our golf together and want to extend my sympathy to his family.
Jim Kemper Dec 9 2016 12:00 AM
Paul Cole family A total shock, to lose Paul. We know he will be with our Lord, May our Lord Jesus Christ be with the family at this time of loss and always. The Rosary Prayer Group at St. Richard will keep the family in our thoughts and prayers always. May God keep Paul in his care and his family. Love and Condolences -
barbara gorsha Dec 9 2016 12:00 AM
Sorry to hear of Paul's passing, he was a super nice guy, my prayers are with the family I am sure he is in Gods arms
Joyce Augustyniak Dec 9 2016 12:00 AM