Charles W. Cole, 85, of Port Charlotte, Florida, passed away Wednesday, January 10, 2018, in Port Charlotte.
Charles was born March 22, 1932, in Toria, Kentucky, to the late Charles R. and Rucian R. Cole. Charles, who served with the U. S. Army, met and married Arlene Ann Krihak in 1957, with whom they had a daughter, Denise, and raised together in Chicago, Illinois. Charles and Arlene moved from their home in Chicago to Port Charlotte in 1978, and he was a 50-year member of the Loyal Order of Moose.
Charles is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Denise and David McCarty of Port Charlotte; grandson, Ryan McCarty also of Port Charlotte; a sister, Wilma Stine of IL, and brother, Dennie (Violet) Cole also of IL; and many nieces, nephews and extended family members. In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by a brother, Donnie P. Cole in 2014, and his beloved wife of nearly 50 years, Arlene Ann Cole, in October of 2006.
Visitation and Funeral Services remembering Charles will be held this Saturday, January 13, 2018, at Roberson Funeral Homes, 2151 Tamiami Trail in Port Charlotte. Viewing will be from 10 a.m. until start of services at 11 a.m. A committal service with Military Honors by the U. S. Army will follow at Restlawn Memorial Gardens cemetery in Port Charlotte, where he will be laid to rest with his wife Arlene.
Friends may visit online at www.robersonfh.com to extend condolences to the family. Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Homes & Crematory, Port Charlotte Chapel.