OBITUARY

Robert Cliff Cole III

July 14, 1954August 2, 2020

Robert Cliff Cole III, also known as "Bob", was born on July 14, 1954 to Robert Cole Jr. and Jean Cole. Bob passed away unexpectedly on August 2, 2020 at the age of 66. Bob is preceded in death by his late mother Jean. He is survived by his loving wife Kathy, beloved son Brian, cherished father Robert Cole Jr., dear brother Richard (Lisa) Cole and dear nephew Taylor Cole. Bob will be missed by his friends, co-workers and his extended family.

Bob met the love of his life, Kathy, when he was a junior and she was a senior in high school. They later re-kindled their friendship when the two of them attended the same college in Alabama. They fell in love, married, and had their son, Brian. Bob was a proud Veteran of the United States Air force. He worked for many years in the banking industry and then got his dream job in recent years, which was working for Ford Motor Company as an I.T. Technician. He left us doing what he loved most. Bob enjoyed spending time exploring the internet, as well as keeping up with the latest news. His favorite hobbies included reading and watching NASCAR and golf on TV alongside Kathy. His main interest was in cars of all makes and models, ranging from tiny Matchbox models to full-size automobiles. He loved going to car shows and museums with Kathy, and he enjoyed watching TV shows, especially about cars. Bob and Kathy made many good memories attending plays and musicals at local theaters and also during their frequent movie “dates” at home. They also enjoyed visiting extended family together and making fond memories. Bob and Brian enjoyed their many moments together and also their many enlightening father-son discussions. Bob will be deeply missed by his family.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.HarryjWillRedford.com for the Cole family. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Michigan Humane Society or the Yankee Air Force at Willow Run, both near and dear to Bob's heart.

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Margaret A Sanford

August 5, 2020

I remember meeting my future brother-in-law for the first time. He couldn’t have been more welcoming to an Alabama girl. He loved his Kathy, his cats, his son and his large collection of Matchbox Cars. It is impressive! Bob loved his church and it was a wonderful thing to see him be so involved. His smile, his voice will be things I will always remember. My heart hurts for my son, Taylor, for Bob’s only brother, Richard, and for Bob’s dad🥺 As Bob and Grandfather would say:”Shall we gather by the river?” I’ll see you there my brother♥️

Ashok Pahuja

August 5, 2020

Bob was a great guy with a very positive outlook towards life. With a very helpful disposition, he was fond of adding interesting stories to the discussions. His passion for cars could be seen from the miniature models on his desk. It has been a pleasure knowing and working with him; he will surely be missed. Rest in peace, my friend.

VINAY VADDADI

August 5, 2020

My interactions at work with Bob in the hallways and cafeterias were always filled with smile and positive vibes. He will be dearly missed by all his co-workers. Wishing peace for his family and dear ones.

Parthish Pandya

August 5, 2020

Bob was my first teammate at Ford. Bob was full of life and someone who will find positive things to look for in every situation that life had put across him. He fought and won many battles like a veteran. His love & passion for cars, aircrafts, astronomy, college football and music concerts was incomparable. I will miss his personal advices and listening to his many life stories. You will be dearly missed Bob and I will shout out on your behalf for Alabama each time they win.
Rest in peace captain.

Parthish Pandya

August 5, 2020

Bob was my first teammate at Ford. Bob was full of life and someone who will find positive things to look for in every situation that life had put across him. He fought and won many battles like a veteran. His love & passion for cars, aircrafts, astronomy, college football and music concerts was incomparable. I will miss his personal advices and listening to his many life stories. You will be dearly missed Bob and I will shout out on your behalf for Alabama each time they win.
Rest in peace Captain.

Karen Hammond

August 5, 2020

Kathy & Brian, words cannot express how I feel for your loss.
Please know that you both are on my mind & we are praying for you. May you feel God's presence during this difficult time. I will remember Bob for his great smile, his willingness to help out at work when we were swamped & for the joy I know he brought to your life. Thankful for the memories I have with you, Kathy & of getting to know Bob through your many shared stories at work. Much love...

David Gersabeck

August 4, 2020

Bob was a friend and a colleague. I will miss him dearly. I enjoyed his positive outlook on life even when life wasn't always treating him positively. Bob loved working at Ford and his colleagues loved working with Bob. Rest in peace dear friend.

Michele Rix

August 4, 2020

I'm so sorry to hear about Bob. He was always such a helpful, genuine and funny guy. He was one of my "go-to's" for IT help at work. I am saddened to hear of his passing and am wishing peace for his family and friends. He will not be forgotten.

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