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Harvey Louis Cole Jr.

February 7, 1947 August 24, 2020
Harvey Louis Cole Jr.
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Harvey Louis Cole Jr. passed away peacefully, August 24, 2020, at Medilodge of Holland, Michigan at the age of 73. He was preceded in death by his wife, Penny, father Harvey, and mother Eleanor.

Harvey was born on February 7, 1947 to Harvey Louis Cole and Eleanor Irene Mey. He graduated from Freeland High School in 1965. Soon after, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corp. serving 4 years, before being honorably discharged in 1969. During his service he was a 50-caliber specialist (sharpshooter) in the Vietnam War. He was awarded: National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with two campaign stars, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, and Combat Action Ribbon for his patriotism. After returning, Harvey worked at General Motors where he retired in 2006.

He married/divorced Velma Ball, together they had two children, Harvey III (Jennifer), Mark (companion Gretchen), he was the proud grandfather of Jazzlyn, Jared, Mark Jr., Spencer and Tyler. He will be sadly, missed by his siblings, Barbara (William) Neuhaus, Robert (Sharon) Cole, Dawn (Jeffery) Denome and Chari (Dave) McKimmy, as well as countless nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Harvey will be fondly remembered by family and friends as a tough Marine with a big heart, who loved his family, the Detroit Tigers, hunting, fishing, and Pabst Blue Ribbon beer.
We extend our gratitude to the staff at Medilodge of Holland and Hospice of Holland for their kindness and compassionate care. A memorial will take place at a later date. If desired, contributions may be made to Disabled American Vets, VARO McNamara Fed Bldg. 477 Michigan Ave. Rm 1200, Detroit, MI 48226.

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