David Lynn Cole, Jr

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David Lynn Cole, Jr

October 10, 1979 - August 03, 2018

David Lynn Cole, Jr David Lynn Cole Jr., 38, of Clearville, Pa., passed away Friday, Aug. 3, 2018.
Born Oct. 10, 1979, in Wiley Ford, W.Va., David was the son of Donna Huff and husband, Robert, and his biological father, David Lynn Cole Sr. and wife, Valerie. He was raised by his stepfather, Gregory Alan Trail. He was preceded in death by his aunts, Robin Mellott and Tonya Brant; and uncle, Paul "Skeeter" Donald Goetz Jr.; his maternal grandmother, Carol Mildred Hall; and his grandparents, Bernard Cole Sr. and wife, Dolores.
David is survived by his son, David Lynn Cole III, Wiley Ford; daughter, Azeryal Keefer, Shade Gap, Pa.; stepbrothers, Shawn Trail, Huntingdon, Pa., and Gregory Andrew Trail and wife, Stephanie, Clearville; aunts, Kathleen McDonald, Joyce Cole, and Sherry Trail; uncles, Donald Cole, Bernard Cole Jr., Randy Mellott, and Scott Brant; cousins, Casey Carver, Amanda Haller, Anthony Rummer, Mark and Clyde Hansford, Scott Brant, and Brinna Brant; and special grandfather, William R. Trail and wife, Juanita, and special grandmother, Rita Hartsock.
Sadly, David has lost his battle with drugs. He has been fighting this addiction for many rehabs and for many years. As a child and young man, he was loved by many. He had family that chose to love him dearly. Gregory Alan Trail chose to take him in as his son and raise him when he did not have to.
It is a story that is all too familiar. He left us two beautiful grandchildren. He was loved by all his family and friends. We had hoped that this time would have been different; that the rehabs would have helped. But sadly, drugs won. The drugs whispering in his ear, telling him, "You need me because I can make you feel loved, and I can make you feel mothering, and make you feel like everything will be okay" (was louder than we could be).
Only this time, drugs did not just take from David, they took from all who cared about him. This drug epidemic is out of control and something must be done. No parent, child, or loved one should have to go through the anguish of watching someone they love go down this path or be taken from our lives. At least now you can rest in peace, David. Your battle is over.
When David was not battling drug addiction, he was a fun loving guy who was very well liked and never met a stranger. David loved the Raystown Lake and boating on the lake. He especially loved hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family.
Services will be private.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the funeral home.
Adams Family Funeral Home, P.A., 404 Decatur St., Cumberland (www.AdamsFamilyFuneralHome.com), is in charge of arrangements.
Published on August 6, 2018
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