|Birth: ||Jul. 15, 1911|
St. Clair County
|Death: ||Nov. 21, 1998|
Ray Sheldon Cole, 87, died suddenly Saturday, November 21, 1998, at his home in Seminole, Florida.
Ray was born July 15, 1911, near Osceola, to Burlie Sheldon Cole and Lena Viola Carter Cole.
He graduated from Osceola High School in 1929 and attended the University of Missouri, Columbia. In 1937, he began his career with Johnson and Johnson which took him to Kansas City, Joplin, St. Louis, Boston and Chicago. He retired as district sales manager, Chicago, in 1970 and moved to Florida.
Mr. Cole married Clara Juanita Cornelius on September 25, 1938, in Manhattan, Kansas.
To this union were born three daughters.
Mr. Cole married Betty Jacobson in 1957 in Chicago. She was a loving mother to two daughters for several years, adopting them as her own with her daughter. Although the daughters were reared in city life, they remember fondly the vacations taken as a family, always to find some good place to fish, for their dad loved to go fishing. He was a loving father to all of his family, having the best of times with his children and grandchildren, as well as all of the extended family of Cole's.
After retirement, Mr. Cole was devoted to keeping the best of lawns, the prettiest of flowers and then to help all his neighbors with their yard work.
At an early age, Mr. Cole became a member of Osceola Methodist Church. In his later years, he was a testimony to a life of faith in God, letting us know that he would meet us in Heaven.
In 1975, Mr. Cole married Miss. Casis, a devoted wife and companion who survives him at home in Seminole. Other survivors are the three daughters : one & husband of Sun City West, Arizona; one & husband of Columbia, South Carolina; one & husband of Washington; one adopted daughter of Seminole, Florida; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Also surviving are one sister & husband of Clinton; two brothers, one & wife of Billings, Montana; & Roy Cole and wife, Jennice, Temecula, California. (Both has passed)
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Idaleen Walters, and two brothers, Everett Cole and Paul Cole. Ray will be greatly missed here on earth by the hose of relatives and friends who loved him. Thanks be to God for leaving him here these 87 years.
*****Addition Note *****
M1- Clara J. Cornelius.
M2- Betty Jacobson.
M3- Juanita Casis.
Burlie Sheldon Cole (1889 - 1964)
Lena Viola Carter Cole (1890 - 1982)
Ray Sheldon Cole (1911 - 1998)
Paul Marshall Cole (1917 - 1986)*
Burlie LeRoy Cole (1928 - 2010)*
Lowry City Cemetery
St. Clair County
Created by: Douglas Pyeatt
Record added: Mar 09, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 49465652