Rollin Morris Cole, 82, of Lawrenceburg, husband of the late Jeanette Champion Cole, his wife of 63 years, died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, at his residence.
He was born to the late Jesse Ernest and Grace Morris Cole in Mercer County.
He was a member of Goshen Baptist Church. Prior to his retirement, he was a truck driver for Dean’s Meadow Gold and Flavor-Rich milk companies. He enjoyed fishing with family and friends and helping out on family farms. He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In his declining health, he was cared for by Tammy Darnell and later his grandchildren, Jamie and Rachel Cole, who resided with him with the assistance of Hospice.
Survivors include: three daughters, Marsha Cole Phillips (James McCarthy), Barbara Cole Walker and Mary Cole Fields (Mike); five sons, Bruce (Carolyn) Cole, Bill (Pam) Cole, Gary Cole, Danny (Teresa) Cole and Donald (Rhonda) Cole; 25 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; three sisters, Maxine Hahn, Imogene Drury and Pauline Freeman; many nieces and nephews and a sister-in-law, Jane Champion Norman.
He was preceded in death by: five brothers, Jasper, Jesse, Charles Thomas, Kenneth and Franklin Cole; three sisters, Henrietta Broughton, Pearl Leathers and Rose Stratton; two grandsons, David and Christopher Cole, and a daughter-in-law, Lisa Bryant Cole.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Feb. 28, at 11 a.m. at the Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home with Bro. Mark Webb and Bro. Fred Knickerbocker officiating.
Burial was in the Sand Spring Cemetery in Anderson County.
Pallbearers were grandsons and honorary bearers were Ralph Morris and Garnett Morris.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Bluegrass Hospice Care, 660 Teton Trail, Frankfort, KY 40601.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.ritchieandpeach.com.