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Hal Cole, 99, of Paducah, KY

PADUCAH, Ky. – Hal Cole, 99, of Paducah, KY passed away at 10:15 p.m. Thursday, May 9, 2013 at his residence at Gaither Suites at West Park in Paducah. A native of Calloway County, KY, Hal was born on January 13, 1914.

He was a member of Twelve Oaks Baptist Church and enjoyed worshipping His Lord and Savior through song most of his life. Hal was a retired Captain of the Paducah Police Department of which he served proudly for thirty years. Hal then went on to serve as a McCracken County Deputy Sheriff for eight years and then as McCracken County Sheriff for four years. Hal came out of retirement for a third time and served as a Paducah City Commissioner for two terms. Hal was also a charter member of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #15.

He was preceded in death by his wife of fifty-two years, Mildred Roper Cole beloved mother to Anthony and grandmother (Mimi) to Lee and Maddie; his parents, Obediah (Boss) Cole and Cora Mae Scaggs Cole; three sisters, Nita Gipson, Chettie Nell Fields Gregory and Beva Mitchell; four brothers, Dewey Cole, Fred Cole, Ted Cole and Tommy Cole.

He is survived by a son, Hal Anthony Cole and wife, Vickie of Kevil, KY and a daughter, Patsy Cole of Alton, IL; seven grandchildren, Lee S. Cole, Madelyn J. Cole, Max Hal Butler, Pam Everett, Debbie Conway, Patrick Butler, David Feig and step grandchildren Jackson (Bridget) Stokes along with several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at the Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah with Rev. Brandt Lyon officiating. Burial will follow at the Maplelawn Park Cemetery in Paducah.

Friends may call from 5:00-8:00 p.m. on Monday, May 13, 2013 at the Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to: Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Kentucky Chapter, 6100 Dutchmans Lane, Suite #401, Louisville, KY 40205 or the charity of your choice.

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