Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

Earl Wayne Cole

Earl Wayne Cole, 75, died Wednesday, November 1, 2017, in Memphis.

Services were held Saturday, November 4, 2017, in the Fellowship Community Church in Clarendon with Rev. Larry Capranica officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Robertson Funeral Directors of Clarendon.

Wayne was born September 28, 1942 in Hereford to Raeman and Kathleen Cole. He was a funeral director in Olton for several years where he was a member of Lions Club, Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance service, as well as the director of civil defense. He married Mary Braddock on October 13, 1988, in Clarendon.

Wayne Cole

He had been a resident of Clarendon for more than 35 years where he worked at Clarendon College as well as operated his own Heating and Air Conditioning business. He was a member of the Community Fellowship Church in Clarendon. He loved woodworking, coin collecting, reading, his family, and helping people.

He was preceded by his parents; his first wife and mother of his children, Julia Ann “Jan” in July 1982.
He is survived by his wife Mary Cole of Clarendon; two sons Anthony Cole of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Brad Braddock of Amarillo; two daughters Taralena David and husband Shane of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Tonya Braddock of Clarendon; two brothers Carol Cole and wife Barbara of Salado and Jessy Cole and wife Jody of Weatherford; three sisters Loretta Bills and husband Clifford of Earth, Frances Watkins of Salado, and Regina Meeks and husband Jim of Amarillo; three grandchildren Brianna Braddock, Brock Braddock, and Cason David; and numerous nieces and nephews

In lieu of flowers the family suggests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society
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