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Gary Ovan Cole
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Obituary for Gary Ovan Cole

Gary Ovan Cole, age 78, of Everton, Missouri, passed away at 5:35 a.m. on Friday, August 17, 2018, at the Lawrence County Manor in Mt. Vernon, Missouri. He was born March 12, 1940, in Norwood, Missouri, the son of William Preston and Opal Faye (Peck) Cole.

Gary was a 1957 graduate of Houston High School in Houston, Missouri. Gary worked for the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad for 30 years and was of the Baptist faith.

On June 1, 1963, he married Barbara Wilson in Halltown, Missouri.

Gary is survived by his wife of 55 years, Barbara; one daughter, Kim Leeper and her husband, Joe, of Mt. Vernon; one son, Kris Cole of Everton; five grandchildren, Jory Leeper and his wife, Amanda, of Springfield, Missouri, Jerica Leeper and her fiancée, Brandon Lain and Jaden Bracht and her husband, Kyle, all of Republic, Missouri; Dakota Cole and his fiancé, Brailey Shockley of Springfield and Logan Cole of Everton; four great-grandchildren, Violet, Sullivan, Eden, and Caleb; one sister, Carolee Roberts of Springfield; one brother, Terry Cole and his wife, Dorothy, of Rogersville, Missouri; sister-in-law, Betty Cole of Edwardsville, Illinois and several nieces and nephews.

His parents, Bill and Opal, and brother, Troy Cole, preceded him in death.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 21, 2018, at the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. Burial will follow at the Rock Prairie Cemetery in Halltown, Missouri. Visitation will be held from 1:00–2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 21, 2018, in the funeral home chapel.

Memorial donations may be made payable to the Alzheimer’s Association, in care of the funeral home.

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Previous Events

Visitation

Tuesday

21

Aug

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home

510 E. Cherry St.
Mt. Vernon, MO 65712

Funeral Service

Tuesday

21

Aug

2:00 PM
Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home

510 E. Cherry St.
Mt. Vernon, MO 65712

Burial

Tuesday

21

Aug

3:00 PM
Rock Prairie Cemetery

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Halltown, Missouri 65664

Cemetery Details

Location

Rock Prairie Cemetery

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Halltown, Missouri 65664


Memorial Contribution

Alzheimer's Association

Memorial donations may be made payable to the Alzheimer's Association, in care of the funeral home
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