METROPOLIS, Ill. — Edward Allen Cole, 81, of Metropolis died Wednesday, August 14, 2013, at Metropolis Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
He trained thoroughbred racehorses and ran a racing stable until his retirement.
He is survived by his wife, Vera Imogene “Jean” Choate; three daughters, Belinda Cole of Louisville, Ky., Carol Lane of Golconda, and Sue Cole of Hillsboro, Mo.; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Sharon Boyd of Bloomfield, Ind., and Brenda DeLaurentis of Schererville, Ind.; and several nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by two stepsisters. His parents were Wavie Washington and Opal Ruth (Allen) Cole. His stepparents were Evenelle Cole and Louis Cobb.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, August 18, 2013, at Aly Funeral Home in Eddyville. Interment will follow at Lindale Cemetery in Eldorado.
Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, August 17, 2013, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Galloping Out, 7301 W. 25th St., Suite 321, North Riverside, IL 60546.