David Larry Cole, 82 years of Haydentown, Pa, passed away January 19th, 2021.
He was born in his childhood home in Connellsville on July 23rd, 1938, a son of the late George. W. Cole and Margaret Catherine Martin Cole.
He served his country in the Air force during the Korean War and was honorably discharged in 1960 and continued to serve with the U.S. Army until 1962. Before his retirement on 5/12/1995 he was employed as a shift foreman at Anchor Hocking CAP. He wore many hats in life and touched many lives after his retirement when he then went on to drive school bus for Head Start where he was better known as Mr. Dave, until his last retirement at the age of 76.
He was preceded in death by his wife Yvonne A. Braddee Cole; step-mother, Marian Whipkey Cole “Peep; brothers, Ronald L. Cole, William Dale Cole and Richard M. Cole and sister, Barbara J. Cole. He is also preceded in death by grandparents, George Martin and Jenny Warrick Martin; father-in-law, Gilbert M. Braddee and mother-in-law. Dorothy M. Braddee, who he loved very much.
Surviving are a son, Martin D. Cole and daughter-in-law, Theresa Cole; daughter, Tammy L. Cole and son-in-law Steven Thorpe; grandchildren, Marti Cole, Hannah Reynolds and Fiance Dawson Sickles and great grandchildren, Aiden and Liam.
He is also survived by many people in this world that loved him as he was everyone’s “Pap”. David was a loyal man of God, family, and friends. He enjoyed working in the garden, Senior Day at the Haydentown Community Center, going to breakfast on Saturday’s with his buddies, and Sunday drives.
The family will greet friends and family in the Dean C. Whitmarsh Funeral Home, 134 West Church Street, Fairchance, Pa. on Sunday from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. and on Monday, January 25, 2021 from 10 to 11:00 a.m. The Funeral Service will begin at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Jim Handschumaker officiating.
Interment will follow in Mount Moriah Baptist Cemetery, Smithfield, Pa.
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