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Cole Brady Waterman, 26, of Lebanon, died Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, in Lebanon.

He was born Nov. 29, 1993, in Springfield, Mo. to Matthew and Vickie Gooch Waterman.

Cole was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Bob Gooch.

He is survived by his parents, Matt and Vickie Waterman of Lebanon; one brother, Robert Gooch and his wife Jessica and their son, Cole’s nephew, Hudson, all of Lebanon; maternal grandmother, Gwen Gooch of Lebanon; maternal step-grandmother, Linda Gooch of Lebanon; paternal grandparents, Sammy and Debra Waterman of Beebe, Ark.; paternal great-grandfather, Vernon Waterman of Lebanon; aunts and uncles, Tim and Jan Waterman of Vilonia, Ark. and Brent and Jeni Waterman of Monett; special couple that Cole referred to as “grandpa and grandma,’’ Donnie and Connie Anderson of Lebanon; numerous cousins, other relatives and many friends.

A memorial service for Cole Brady Waterman will be held at a later date. He is to be cremated under the direction of Shadel’s Colonial Chapel of Lebanon. To sign the guestbook online visit Under the guidelines of the CDC and the state of Missouri, the staff of Shadel’s Colonial Chapel ask that you observe social distancing and proper hygiene. Masks are suggested. Those guidelines will be monitored during this time to accommodate the family and their wishes. In lieu of flowers, Cole’s family asked that donations be made to Lane Change (a rehabilitation center to help those struggling with addiction). Memorials can be sent directly to Lane Change in Cole’s memory (679 W. Em Street No. 2) or donations can be left at or mailed to Shadel’s Colonial Chapel, 1001 N. Lynn or P.O. Box 948, Lebanon, Mo. 65536.


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