OBITUARY

Terry Gene Cole Sr.

January 4, 1947November 30, 2018
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Chief Warrant Officer 3, Terry Gene Cole Sr., 71, died peacefully in his Nacogdoches, Texas home on November 30, 2018. He was born January 4, 1947, in Oliphant, Pennsylvania.

CW3 Cole was a decorated Army veteran who served two tours of duty in Vietnam, one as a military policeman and the second as a airplane and helicopter (Chinook) pilot. Among his service decorations, he received a Bronze Star and Air Medal for his heroism and outstanding achievement while serving in Vietnam.

After serving our country, Terry continued his love of flying with ERA Helicopters of Lake Charles, LA until his retirement. Post retirement, his love of Nacogdoches County, TX found him happily living the country life with friends and family. He was a proud and active member of the East Texas Patriot Guard Riders as well as the Nacogdoches Harley Owners Group.

He is survived by his son, Terry Jr. of Altamonte Springs, FL; his stepson John of Sulphur, LA; his adopted daughter, Cissy, and adopted son, Marcus, both of Center, TX. He is preceded in death by his wife, Dianne; and step-daughter, Tina.

A memorial service will take place at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 8, 2018.

In Terry’s honor, donations may be made to the East Texas Patriot Guard Riders: c/o Linda Hayes, 17109 County Road 132, Flint, Texas 75762.

Arrangements are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, Nacogdoches.

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, December 8, 2018
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Terry Gene Cole Sr.

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Frank Trinkle

December 13, 2018

Terry was a gifted pilot and teacher. I had long associations with him, both with Era Helicopters and consulting while I was a Defense Contractor. He always had the right answer, and always a calm demeanor. He loved his job, his family, and his motorcycle.. not necessarily in that order!

Rest in Peace Terry, and please save some of us a seat! We'll expect you to teach us the ropes...

Sincerely,

Frank

Carla Mueller

December 7, 2018

Honored to work with Terry at Era Helicopters. He was an awesome man. Heaven has gained another beautiful heart.

Joe Pepper

December 7, 2018

A very generous and loving man. I enjoyed every moment I got to spend with him. You will be sorely missed and forever loved. Thank you for so many things, but mostly your time. Love you always Mr Terry!!!

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