James W. Cole, 83 of Bolivar, MO, formerly of Aldrich, MO, passed away Friday, November 9, 2012, at Mercy Hospital. He was born September 23, 1929, in Aldrich, MO, to Noble and Mabel (Schooley) Cole. He is a US Navy veteran. He was united in marriage to Virginia Cossins June 26, 1955. He is a member of Aldrich United Methodist Church.
His parents; two brothers: Kenneth Cole, and an infant Deward Cole; two grandchildren: Derick and Ashley Cole precedes him in death.
He is survived by his wife Virginia of the home; seven children: Phyllis Benedict of Hermitage, MO, Sandra Hower of Ohio, Bob Cole of Springfield, MO, Linda Shipley of Springfield, MO, Michael Cole of Preston, MO, Terri North of Springfield, MO, and Susan Freeze of Dadeville, MO; 17 grandchildren, and 23 great grandchildren; two brothers: Deryl Cole of Branson, MO, and Ronald Cole of St. Louis, MO; as well as numerous other relatives and friends.
Graveside services will be held at 10:00 AM Tuesday, November 13, 2012, at Routh Chapel Cemetery Aldrich, MO. Visitation will be held Monday, November 12, 2012, in the funeral home from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Online condolences may be made at: www.greenlawnfuneralhome.com
. Arrangements have been entrusted to Pitts Chapel Bolivar, MO.