Visitation will be 9-10 a.m Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at Ray Funeral Home with the celebration of life service immediately following with Bro. Milton Burd officiating. Interment will be in North Cleveland Cemetery.
Mr. Cole was born June 8, 1929, to Marion Marshall Cole and Mary Lou Burgess, and the mother who raised him, Willo Mae Cook Cole. He married Tove Henriksen Cole on February 29, 1956. In 1977 he married Lillian Coalter Pritchard Cole. He served in the Korean War and later sold insurance. Mr. Cole was a member of the American Legion and the VFW. He was a Delta State University alumnus.
He is preceded in death by his father, Marion Marshall Cole; birth mother, Mary Lou Burgess; and daughter, Hanne Cole Beevers; and wives, Tove Henriksen Cole and Lillian Coalter Pritchard Cole.
Mr. Cole is survived by his mother, Willo Mae Cole; daughters, Bente Cole Peacock of Cleveland, Nina Cole Kiratzis (Arthur) of Marion, Ark.; son, Marshall Cole (Donna) of Mountain Home, Ark.; stepson, Robert A. Pritchard Jr. (Beverly); stepdaughter, Cecilia P. Bowen (Royce) of Starkville; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
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