Raymond M. “Ray” Cole, age 79, a New Castle resident, passed away Friday, July 30, 2021 at Henry Community Health. He was born April 19, 1942 in New Castle, Indiana and was a son of the late Wilbur H. and Maxine V. Sweigart Cole.
Ray had resided in New Castle most of his life. He had worked in construction as a carpenter and for several factories. He loved family activities, fishing, turtle hunting, playing cards and going to auctions. He was a member of the Milton Christian Church in Milton, Indiana.
Left to cherish his loving memory include his wife, Lola Gray Cole; a daughter, Tonya Mills (husband, Larry) of Cambridge City, Indiana; one sister, Gale Cummings of New Castle; several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Wilbur Cole, Jr., and James R. Cole; three sisters, Helen Hinton, Dorothy Cassady, and Sharon Guffey.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at Macer-Hall-Marcum & Moffitt Funeral Home, 2011 East Broad Street, New Castle with Pastor Scott Moistner officiating. Burial will follow at Green Hills Memory Garden. Friends may call from 12:00 noon until service time on Wednesday at the funeral home. Family request that friends come casually dressed. Funeral directors and staff are honored to serve the Cole family. Online condolences may be made at www.macerhall.com.