Harlon Eugene “Duff” Cole, 70, Nevada, MO passed away on Monday, October 4, 2021 at his home in Nevada following a brief illness. Duff was born October 31, 1950 in Kansas City, MO to Wayman E. and Mary L. (Burger) Cole. He married Joyce Wiggins on April 14, 1972 in Raytown, MO and she survives of the home.
Duff graduated from Appleton City High School Class of 1968. Following high school, Duff drove a truck for several companies including CFI out of Joplin for 20 years and retired in 1993. He came to Nevada in 1980 from Appleton City and has resided here since that time. He loved NASCAR, hotrods, and was an animal lover. Duff was a big man with a big heart. He was known to stop for any hotrod and spent many days feeding the neighborhood dogs and cats.
In addition to his wife, Joyce, he is survived by three children, Sundee Williams, Houston, TX, Ben Cole (Rhonda), Ft. Scott, KS, Beth Cauthon (John), Ft. Scott, KS; one grandchild, Hayden Cole, Chanute, KS; brother, Charles Cole, Butler, MO; sister, Mary Patterson (Tom), Belton, MO; as well as numerous nieces and nephews that he would do anything for. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, JoAnn Homan.
The family will receive friends from 6-8:00 p.m. on Friday evening, October 8, 2021 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada.
No other services are planned.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the City of Nevada Animal Shelter c/o Ferry Funeral Home.