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Gary Cole

Gary D. Cole, age 83, of Upper Sandusky, passed away on Thursday, July 19, 2018, at 12:15 p.m. at his home in Upper Sandusky.
Gary was born on Nov. 6, 1934, in Carey, to Cecil and Golda (Keckler) Cole, both of whom are deceased. He was married to Carolyn Ratliff on June 2, 1956, in Richmond, Ind., and she survives in Upper Sandusky.
He is survived by his sons, Tim (Laura) Cole of Nevada, Gary Dean (Vickie) Cole of Lima, and Charles David Cole of Carey; three grandchildren, Nina Leigh Smith, Seth Joseph Cole and Jamy Lynn Conrad; and two great-grandchildren, Shelby Lynn Shuster and Nadia Conrad.
Gary is also survived by his brother, Bill (Geneile) Cole of San Diego, Calif., and a sister, Donna Crawford of Upper Sandusky, along with his half-brothers, Denny Kidwell of Tiffin, Jody Kidwell of Tiffin, and a half-sister, Ginger Ward of Tiffin
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Cecil and James Cole; and half-brothers, Wendell, Dusty and Kevin Kidwell.
Gary worked for 44 years for the former Claycraft Brick Manufacturing in Upper Sandusky as a brick sorter.
For hobbies he enjoyed hunting arrowheads, collecting antiques, sport cars, pitching horseshoes, golfing, watching boxing, horseback riding, boating at Indian Lake and following the Packers and OSU Buckeyes.
Most precious to Gary was his home and the love of his family. He will be greatly missed.
Visitation was held July 23, from 4-8 p.m. and one hour prior to the service, both at the Lucas-Batton Funeral Home in Upper Sandusky.
Funeral services for Gary D. Cole were scheduled to be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 24, at the Lucas-Batton Funeral Home in Upper Sandusky with the Rev. Jim Stauffer officiating. Burial was scheduled to follow at Old Mission Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Wyandot County and can be sent to Lucas-Batton, 476 S. Sandusky Avenue, Upper Sandusky, OH  43351.
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