Charles Gordon Cole, 76, of Perry, Mo., passed away at 8:45 p.m. Sunday, March 19, 2017, at his home.

Charles Gordon Cole, 76, of Perry, Mo., passed away at 8:45 p.m. Sunday, March 19, 2017, at his home.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 23, 2017, at the Perry Baptist Church in Perry, Mo. 

Friends and family are invited to Charles’ Life Celebration at a visitation that will be from 9 a.m. until the time of services Thursday at the church.

The family is being served by the James O’Donnell Funeral Home of Hannibal, Mo.

Charles was born Aug. 22, 1940, in Perry, Mo., to Gordon Bailey and Margarie Pauline Miller Cole.

He was married to Linda Kay Wilson on Aug. 26, 1962, in Hannibal, Mo. She survives.

Other survivors include three children, David Gordon Cole (Wanda) of Springfield, Mo., Karen Ann McLaughlin (Scott) of Perry, Mo., and Christine Kay McCollum (Cole) of West Cliff, Colo.; one brother, Stanford Lee Cole (Margie) of Perry, Mo.; one sister, Annette Raines (Steve) of Jefferson, City, Mo.; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; nieces; and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Charles was an electrician and contractor. In his free time, Charles enjoyed tinkering and working with his model trains. Charles also took pleasure in quiet moments reading his Bible or authors he enjoyed. Most of all, Charles loved to visit and talk with his friends and family.

Charles was a member of the Perry Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Florida Cemetery Association, in care of the James O'Donnell Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be made and video tribute may be viewed at www.jamesodonnellfuneralhome.com.