OBITUARY

Richard "Ricky" Lynn Cole

September 21, 1962October 11, 2018
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Richard Lynn "Ricky" Cole, age 56, of Gillis, Louisiana passed away from this worldly life to his Heavenly Home on Thursday, October 11, 2018 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. His passing was in the comfort of his childhood home, surrounded by his loved ones.

Ricky was born on September 21, 1962 at Ireland Army Hospital, Fort Knox, Kentucky to Richard M. Cole and Joyce Farquhar Cole. Ricky was a graduate of Sam Houston High School and after obtaining his degree from McNeese State University, he went on to become an Instrument Technician for companies such as Oxy Chemical, Lyondell Chemical, and Westlake Chemical.

Worship was a large part of Ricky's life. Ricky accepted Christ into his life at a young age and became a member of Gillis Baptist Church. He was delighted in serving his Lord through his Baptist Faith by teaching Children's Sunday School and being faithful to all of the church ministries that brought him joy, until his illness.

Growing up and living in Sportsman's Paradise, Ricky loved spending his spare time hunting and fishing. Some of his fondest memories were being at the Camp on Saline Lake, enjoying the outdoors with his family. Ricky was a devoted Father, Son, and Brother. He deeply loved his family and was extremely proud of their accomplishments. He especially loved watching his two children; Heath and Fanci, excel in the hobbies that they enjoyed, whether it was baseball, softball, football, or band. A father strengthens his children with prayers, encourages them with his hope, and blesses them with his unending love.

Ricky never met a stranger. He greeted everyone with an infectious laugh and everyone he came across was a lifelong friend made. Ricky loved with all of his heart and lived his life with great passion for everything he did. His Christian influence and gracious love for the world he lived in will be greatly missed.

Those left to cherish Ricky's memory are his parents, Richard and Joyce Cole of Gillis; one son, Heath Gerald Cole (Maggie) of Gillis; one daughter, Fanci Lynn Cole (MacKenzie) of Gillis. He is also survived by one brother, Randy S. Cole (Angela) of Lake Charles and two nieces, Hannah Cole and Taylor Cole of Lake Charles.

Ricky was preceded in death by his Paternal Grandparents, Elbert Richard and Viola Tarver Cole and his Maternal Grandparents, Scylton and Ruby Farquhar.

The family wishes to express their deepest gratitude to Christus Hospice, Dr. Louise Becknell, Elaine, Dawn, Brady, Ashleigh, Angela, Tennille, Chris, Twila, and a special thanks to our friend Brenda, for always being there for our family.

Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday, October 14, 2018 at First Baptist Church of Gillis. Visitation will resume at 9 a.m. Monday followed by the funeral service at 11 a.m. at the church. Rev. Glenn George will officiate. Burial will follow in Creel Cemetery in Reeves, LA. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.hixsonmossbluff.com for the Cole family.

"For God so loved the world he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16"

  • FAMILY

  • Those left to cherish Ricky's memory are his parents, Richard and Joyce Cole of Gillis; one son, Heath Gerald Cole (Maggie) of Gillis; one daughter, Fanci Lynn Cole (MacKenzie) of Gillis. He is also survived by one brother, Randy S. Cole (Angela) of Lake Charles and two nieces, Hannah Cole and Taylor Cole of Lake Charles.

    Ricky was preceded in death by his Paternal Grandparents, Elbert Richard and Viola Tarver Cole and his Maternal Grandparents, Scylton and Ruby Farquhar.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, October 14, 2018
  • Visitation Monday, October 15, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, October 15, 2018
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Don , Shantay, and Abigail Thomas

October 15, 2018

Praying God comforts your family during this time.

JOSEPH, ANITA & KATE LEBLANC

October 15, 2018

DEAR RICHARD, JOYCE, RANDY, FANCI & HEATH,

WE ARE SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS OF RICKY. ALTHOUGH OVER THE YEARS WE DID NOT SEE ONE ANOTHER VERY MUCH, HE WILL DEARLY BE MISSED. HE WAS A FINE, KIND AND WONDERFUL MAN. HE WILL HAVE A VERY SPECIAL PLACE IN HEAVEN.

WE HAVE SO MANY WONDERFUL MEMORIES AND GOOD TIMES WITH HIM AND THE CUTTING HORSES.

MANY BLESSINGS TO YOU,

COLORADO JOE, ANITA, KATE & SWEET ROSE FROM HEAVEN

Kathy Cessford

October 14, 2018

My heart is heavy ! Ricky was a very sweet kind man! May he now rest peacefully in the hands of God! Praying for this beauiful family during the grieving and healing , may God give you comfort as you heal the loss of this very special loved one !

I am so very sorry my condolences to this very sweet kind family !

Love and prayers
Kathy

Jake, Martha & Savannah Hollen

October 14, 2018

We are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Eric Mott

October 13, 2018

I graduated with Ricky. After graduation I joined the Navy. We lost touch over the years. I will always remember his smile and that laugh. When I go back to Moss Bluff to visit, Kevin Robbins always lets me know about everybody from school. Me and my wife Delvia, with Kevin went to see see Ricky a couple of years ago at his parents house in Gillis. He still had that smile and that laugh I remembered. He was starting to have effects of his condition, but we still sat around talking about baseball, high school and just cutting up. It was a great day! Our prayers go out to the entire Cole family. May GOD give you comfort and keep you in his loving arms. “ It’s not goodbye, it’s until we meet again”. GOD Bless!

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Biography

Richard Lynn "Ricky" Cole, age 56, of Gillis, Louisiana passed away from this worldly life to his Heavenly Home on Thursday, October 11, 2018 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. His passing was in the comfort of his childhood home, surrounded by his loved ones.

Ricky was born on September 21, 1962 at Ireland Army Hospital, Fort Knox, Kentucky to Richard M. Cole and Joyce Farquhar Cole. Ricky was a graduate of Sam Houston High School and after obtaining his degree from McNeese State University, he went on to become an Instrument Technician for companies such as Oxy Chemical, Lyondell Chemical, and Westlake Chemical.

Worship was a large part of Ricky's life. Ricky accepted Christ into his life at a young age and became a member of Gillis Baptist Church. He was delighted in serving his Lord through his Baptist Faith by teaching Children's Sunday School and being faithful to all of the church ministries that brought him joy, until his illness.

Growing up and living in Sportsman's Paradise, Ricky loved spending his spare time hunting and fishing. Some of his fondest memories were being at the Camp on Saline Lake, enjoying the outdoors with his family. Ricky was a devoted Father, Son, and Brother. He deeply loved his family and was extremely proud of their accomplishments. He especially loved watching his two children; Heath and Fanci, excel in the hobbies that they enjoyed, whether it was baseball, softball, football, or band. A father strengthens his children with prayers, encourages them with his hope, and blesses them with his unending love.

Ricky never met a stranger. He greeted everyone with an infectious laugh and everyone he came across was a lifelong friend made. Ricky loved with all of his heart and lived his life with great passion for everything he did. His Christian influence and gracious love for the world he lived in will be greatly missed.

Those left to cherish Ricky's memory are his parents, Richard and Joyce Cole of Gillis; one son, Heath Gerald Cole (Maggie) of Gillis; one daughter, Fanci Lynn Cole (MacKenzie) of Gillis. He is also survived by one brother, Randy S. Cole (Angela) of Lake Charles and two nieces, Hannah Cole and Taylor Cole of Lake Charles.

Ricky was preceded in death by his Paternal Grandparents, Elbert Richard and Viola Tarver Cole and his Maternal Grandparents, Scylton and Ruby Farquhar.

The family wishes to express their deepest gratitude to Christus Hospice, Dr. Louise Becknell, Elaine, Dawn, Brady, Ashleigh, Angela, Tennille, Chris, Twila, and a special thanks to our friend Brenda, for always being there for our family.

Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday, October 14, 2018 at First Baptist Church of Gillis. Visitation will resume at 9 a.m. Monday followed by the funeral service at 11 a.m. at the church. Rev. Glenn George will officiate. Burial will follow in Creel Cemetery in Reeves, LA. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.hixsonmossbluff.com for the Cole family.

"For God so loved the world he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16"