Marion Bryan Cole

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Marion Bryan Cole, 88, passed away on Monday, surrounded by family, after a courageous battle with Parkinson's Disease. A native of Calhoun County, Mr. Cole retired from the Army Missile Command where he served as a supervisory Contract Specialist/Contracting Officer. He had a distinguished career of military service. He was a World War II Navy Veteran, commissioned in the Marine Corps during the Korean War and later transferred to the Army National Guard, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. Mr. Cole was a graduate of Jacksonville State University and a charter member of Calvary Bible Church. Bryan was known for his sense of humor and his love for his family. Bryan and Irene loved to travel, especially cruises, of which they took 28. Survivors include his wife, Irene; son, Bill Cole (Peggy), of Madison; daughter, Melinda Cole, of Huntsville; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and brother, Kent Cole, of Orlando, Florida. The family would like to mention special nephew, Mark Hayes (Teresa), of Alexandria and his beloved caregiver, Juliet Rhodes-Reed, of Huntsville. Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. tonight at Laughlin Service Funeral Home. The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home chapel with Garry Hogan officiating. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Parkinson Association of Alabama or Calvary Bible Church. www.laughlinservice.com
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Laughlin Service - Huntsville
2320 Bob Wallace Ave SW
Huntsville, AL 35805-4725
256-534-2471
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Published in The Anniston Star on Dec. 16, 2015
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