April 28, 1938 - Aug. 20, 2007
OSCEOLA -- George E. Cole, Jr., 69, died Monday, Aug. 20, 2007, at Annie Jeffrey Memorial County Health Center in Osceola.
A memorial service was Aug. 24, 2007, at Dubas Funeral Home in Osceola with Pastor Dan Spearow officiating.
Musical selections were "Asphalt Cowboy", and "Song For Dad." Special music by soloist Doug Williams. Interment was in the Osceola Cemetery.
George was born April 28, 1938, to George Edward Sr. and Iris Lillian (Tolbert) Cole at St. Joseph, Mo. The family lived in various places, mostly in Missouri and Nebraska while George was growing up.
George was united in marriage to Judy Cureton. They lived in Kansas City and McCook. To this union two children were born.
On July 12, 1962, he was united in marriage to Donna Jean Wright in Kansas City, Mo. To this union four children were born. The family lived in McCook, Colorado Spring, Colo., Citris Heights, Calif., Bellevue, Council Bluffs, Iowa and then settling in Osceola in 1974. George worked as a truck driver and mechanic.
Due to a previous auto accident he was forced to retire in 1990. George then moved to the Osceola Good Samaritan Center in 2004, where he resided until his death. He enjoyed camping, hunting, cars and flea markets.
Survivors include his wife, Donna Cole of Osceola; children, George E. Cole III and daughter-in-law, Vickie Cole of Kansas City, Mo., Vickie and Doug Williams of Kirksville, Mo., Mark Cole of Omaha; Forrest "Pete" Cole of Osceola; Scott and Mineko Nishio Cole of Tokyo, Japan, and Sheila and Darrin Cole-Auxier of Omaha; two brothers, Wayne Beesley of Villa Grove, Ill., and Chuck Beesley of Chilicothe, Ill.; eleven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George Sr. and Iris (Dolly) Giffin and stepfather Nate Morris.
Dubas Funeral Home of Osceola is in charge of arrangements.