Charles Cole, 79, of Higginsville, died Jan. 22, 2020 at the Meyer Care Center. 

He was born May 29, 1940 in Higginsville, an only child to Clovis and Helen (Cartee) Cole. 

He married Marilyn Dinse on April 22, 1961 at the Salem United Church of Christ. 

Charles worked at the garment factory in Higginsville, the shoe factory in Warrensburg and at Wilson Foods in Marshall. But his 17 years at the Habilitation Center was his true passion. In his free time he enjoyed camping in the Ozarks, around Branson.

He is preceded in death by a great grandson, Sage Ewing.  

He is survived by:  
Wife:          Marilyn                         of the home
Son:           Ryan Cole (Jennifer)      of Higginsville
Daughter:    Ronda Raney (Robert)   of Higginsville 

5 Grandchildren:Casandra Tieman, Derek Cole, Jessica Pressly, Cody Raney, Ella Raney

4 Great Grandchildren:Hazel Pressly, Seth Cole, Bo Allen Raney, Isabella Raney 

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, January 25th at 11:00 am at the Salem United Church of Christ, officiated by Dr. Tommy Faris.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral.

Casket Bearers will be Derek Cole, Robert Raney, Mark Taylor, Greg Huenefeld, Cody Raney, Jeremiah Pressly. Honorary Bearer will be Marvin Huenefeld.

He will be buried in the Calvary Cemetery in Corder. 

Memorials are suggested to the Calvary Cemetery or the Lafayette County Cancer Coalition.

Kaiser-Wiegers Funeral Home