J W Cole Jr

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Funeral services for James W. Cole, Jr., 93, of Linden will be 10:00 AM, Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at First Baptist Church of Linden with Pastor Jackie Stanfield officiating. Graveside services will follow at 3:00 PM at Williamson Cemetery, Bienville Parish, Louisiana. Visitation will be 6:30 pm until 7:30 pm on Monday, May 2, 2011, at Reeder-Davis Funeral Home ~ Linden. James W. Cole, Jr., January 20, 1918April 30, 2011 of Linden, Texas has gone to be with Jesus after a short illness. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Mary A Cole; his son, Charles T. Cole of Dallas, Texas; daughter, Marilyn Jones and son-in-law Chris Jones of Creve Coeur, MO.; grandson, Ben Jones of Kansas City, MO., and granddaughter, Katelyn Jones who is a senior at Boston College. He was preceded in death by his parents; James W. Cole, Sr., and Eunice Thurmond Cole and sister, Frances Wallis. He was a charter student at Kilgore Junior College and received his degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas. He served in the U. S. Army during World War II and achieved the rank of Captain. He is a former President of the Ector County School Board and Vice-President of Odessa Natural Gas (The Odessa Company) and West Texas Gathering Company. While living in Odessa, he and his family were members of Crescent Park Baptist Church where he was a Deacon and Sunday School Teacher. The family requests that those who wish to send a memorial in lieu of flowers may do so in his name to the First Baptist Church of Linden Texas, P O Box 179, Linden, Texas 75563, to Assist in sending youth in need of assistance to Church Camp or to aid in the 2011 renovation of the fellowship hall.

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  1. We have lost a very good friend, but our loss is his gain. I can just see Jesus saying to his 'WELL DONE MY FAITHFUL SERVANT, WELCOME. Love to all

  2. May the Lord strengthen and give you peace as you grieve the loss of a wonderful servant of Christ. "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints." Although I only met Mr. Cole one time, I felt like I knew him through the life of Marilyn. He must have been absolutely amazing. With love, Christine Sasse St. Louis Missouri aCommunity Bible Study

  3. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May God bless and keep you strong.

  4. Very sorry to find of your loss my mother spoke often of Mr. Cole and his uncle Albert both were dear friends of Mount Lebanon. I still live in the Catlett Thurmond home in Mount Lebanon. Always enjoyed talking to Mr. Cole about my hunting in Mount Lebanon.

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