West Hill Cemetery
The Herald Democrat
January 24, 2010
SHERMAN - Funeral services for Wilson "Pookey" Cole will
be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 25 at Waldo Funeral Home. Rev. Ken Dacus
of the Victory Missionary Baptist Church will officiate. Burial with military
honors will follow at West Hill Cemetery with grandsons, Roy Farrow, Robert
Cole, David Cole, Pat Just, and Steve Wiggins serving as pallbearers. Mr.
Cole passed away Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010 at the age of 88 in the Royse
City Health and Rehab Center.
Wilson Harold Cole was born on Dec. 25, 1921 near Tom Bean, to the
late Robert W. and Flora Bell (Frazier) Cole. He joined the U.S. Marine
Corps in August 1942. While serving in the Samoan Islands, he was wounded
and received the Purple Heart. After his discharge from the military in
November 1944, Pookey and Gladys Burden were married on Feb. 26, 1945 in
He worked for Texas Power and Light as a lineman from 1945 to 1980.
During retirement, he owned and operated Pookey Cole Electric. An avid
outdoorsman, Pookey and Gladys often enjoyed fishing together at Sherman
Country Club. They had been married nearly 62 years when Gladys passed
away in January 2007. Pookey was a member of Sherman Country Club, the
Masonic Lodge, and Victory Missionary Baptist Church.
Mr. Cole is survived by one son Robert Ray Cole and his wife Linda
of Royse City; one daughter, Betty Farrow and husband Dwayne of Caddo Mills;
one brother Virgil "Pete" Cole of Sherman; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and one great-granddaughter,
Hannah Elizabeth Cole.
The family will receive friends from 3 -5 p.m. Sunday at Waldo Funeral
to the West Hill Cemetery