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PUBLISHED DECEMBER 21, 2011
Hugh Lee Cole
March 25, 1929 – December 10, 2011
Hugh Lee "Red" Cole, 82, of Markleville died Dec. 10 in Sebring, Fla.
He was born March 25, 1929, in Greenfield, the son of the late Noble Fox Cole and Bertha Crider Sanders.
Mr. Cole graduated from Greenfield High School in 1950 and lived in Greenfield and Hancock County until 1950, when he moved to Markleville. He was a sergeant in the Indiana National Guard from 1950-52, a member and past master at Markleville Masonic Lodge and a member of Gold Wing Road Riders Association. He was employed as a tool and die maker at Delco Remy in Anderson from 1950-90 and farmed in Madison County from 1970 on. He was an avid race car enthusiast and enjoyed traveling throughout the United States with his wife.
Survivors include his wife, Phyllis F. (Sanford) Cole; a brother, Gene E. (wife, Julie) Cole of Greenfield; three children, Phillip Lee Cole, Penny Luann Ricketts and Susan Renee (husband, Steve) Drinkut, all of Markleville; seven grandchildren, Shane Williams, Chad Williams, Dustin Cole, Austin Cole, Emma Drinkut, Cole Drinkut, Kyle Drinkut; and five great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Martha (Cole) Chappel.
Visitation and the Masonic Service, conducted by Markleville Masonic Lodge #629, were Dec. 16. Funeral services were Dec. 17 at Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson with Pastor Tom Wiles officiating. Burial followed at McCray Cemetery in Wilkinson.
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