J W Cole Jr
January 20, 1918 ~ April 30, 2011
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.