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Albert “Dale” Cole


Albert “Dale” Cole, 89 of Girard, passed away Wednesday, March 29, 2023,  in Virden.

Dale was born Sept. 3, 1933, in Palmyra, a son of  Loyd and Margaret Dorks Cole.

He married Betty Lou Proctor on May 2, 1964, in  Carlinville.

Dale worked for 38 years as a railroad signal maintainer for various railroad companies.

He was owner of Cole Refrigeration and Appliance Repair since 1967 where he continued to work even after retirement.

He was a member of  Carlinville VFW where he served in the past as Commander, the Elks Club and the Moose Club in Carlinville.

He loved to play cards, especially with his group on Sunday afternoons.

Dale is survived by his daughters, LaDale Cole of Pontiac, Debbie Cole of Girard, Lisa Cole of Virden, Tammie Thornton of Girard; sister, Velma “Gerry” Lambert of Argenta; six grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren; sister -in-law, Billie Cole of Cottage Hills and several nieces and nephews.

He  was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Lou Proctor Cole; brothers, Merle Cole, Harlan “Termite” Cole, Marvin Cole; sisters, Naomi Lancaster, Betty Nation; father, Loyd Cole and  mother, Margaret Cole-Schwab.

A Celebration of Life service will held at 1:30 p.m.,  Sunday, June 25, 2023 at the Carlinville Moose Club.

Visitation will be held immediately following service at 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the VFW,  Elks, and  Moose Clubs  in Carlinville.

Visit to leave condolences or light a candle in his memory.

Davis-Anderson Funeral Home, Girard is in charge of arrangements.