Alan Merle Cole, 58, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 at his home in Liberal.
He was born Feb. 19, 1955, the son of Forrest and Billie Jean (Sloan) Cole, at Liberal.
He was a lifelong resident of Liberal.
He was a custodian at Wal-Mart. He also served in the United States Marine Corps from 1973 to 1977 on active duty during peacetime.
His survivors include his companion, Cindi Martin, Liberal; mother, Billie Jean Wriston and husband, Eldon, Liberal; two sons, Tyler Cole and wife, Diana, Hutchinson, Bradley Cole, Hutchinson; three daughters, Jacque Shepherd and husband, John, Great Bend, Rebecca Cole, Trinidad,Colo., Pamela Cole, Trinidad, Colo.; two step-sons, Timothy Martin, Liberal, Chance Martin, Liberal; two brothers, Gary Cole, Olathe, Dale Cole, Liberal; one sister, Patti (Cole) Sullivan, Sebastian, Fla.; and 14 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father and one brother, David Cole.
• Memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at New Beginnings Church, 2021 N. Western Ave, Liberal, KS., with Rev. Jim Sullivan presiding.
Burial will follow at Restlawn Cemetery in Liberal.
There will be no public visitation, as cremation has taken place.
Memorials are suggested to the Alan Cole Memorial Fund, in care of Brenneman Funeral Home, 1212 W. 2nd, Liberal, KS 67901.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.brennemanfuneral home.com