Edward Mark Cole
July 13, 1949 – April 11, 2019
Edward Mark Cole of Abilene Texas passed away Thursday April 11th 2019. A service honoring his life will be Tuesday April 16th 2019 at 1 pm, at the Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Abilene Texas.
Edward was born on July 13th 1949 in Fresno, California to Don and Katherine Cole. He lived the early years of his life in Lanare and Riverdale California. He joined the Army in 1968 and served honorably in Vietnam and continued to serve for ten more years. Upon returning to civilian life he was a successful heavy equipment mechanic and water treatment specialist. He married his first wife Terry Jones, and was blessed with two children Karrie and Edward Jr. Edward met Donna Crabtree and married in August 24, 1974 and had two sons Seth and Joshua. Edward was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and a soon to be great-grandfather.
Edward was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother Richard Cole and his son David Cole. Edward is survived by his sister Donna Tipotsch, his loving wife of almost 45 years, Donna Jean Cole and his four children, ten grandchildren, and was surprised hours before his passing with the announcement of his first great-grandchild. He will be greatly missed by all of his extended family and friends.
The family requests that donations be made in honor of Edward to the Taylor County Disabled American Veterans Chapter 36 in Abilene Texas.
- Graveside Service Tuesday, April 16, 2019