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Woody Funeral Home-Parham

1771 North Parham Road, Richmond, VA

OBITUARY

Frank Baker Cole

June 4, 1921March 16, 2020

COLE, Frank Baker, 98, of Henrico, Va., went home to be with his Lord on March 16, 2020. He was born in 1921 in Richmond, Va. to Benjamin and Gladys Cole. He is survived by his sons, Frank, Jr. (Melody) of Nags Head, NC, Carter (Susan) of Glen Allen, Va., and Turner of Richmond, Va.; grandchildren, Philip (Gina), Eric (Lindsay), Ben, Anna, and Nathan; and great-grandchildren, Ava and Kristen. Preceding him in death were his mother and father; brother, Ben; and sister, Irma.

Frank was a lifelong resident of Richmond. He attended John Marshall High School. He served in the United States Navy during World War II. He graduated in 1950 from the University of Richmond on the GI Bill. He had a successful career in sales with West Chemical Products. He enjoyed fishing, tennis, baseball, and studying the Bible. Frank was known for loving his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Also, he was fondly remembered for his smile, encouragement, kindness, and compassion.

The family sincerely appreciates Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital, Bon Secours Hospice and Palliative Care, Beth Sholom Rehabilitation Center, and Spring Arbor for their compassionate care.

Service details are pending. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bon Secours Hospice and Palliative Care, 8580 Magellan Parkway, # 200, Richmond, Va. 23227, www.bsvaf.org/supporthospice.

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Susan Williams

March 22, 2020

Carter and family, I so loved your dad! Always happy, always friendly, always giving GLORY to GOD. He is certainly hearing, "Well done, good and faithful servant!"
Love, Susan

Lana Smith

March 21, 2020

I extend my thoughts and prayers to Frank, Turner, and Carter. Your Dad was a special light, always pointed in the direction of Our Savior, Jesus. Mr. Cole was bold in his proclamation of faith. I so admired his ability to speak freely of his love of Christ. His physical absence has now left me to think about some of my warm memories of Mr. Cole. I'll miss seeing his "extra big" spoon sitting on his napkin in the dining room. I'll miss finding him in the cafe, sitting by the refrigerator and recycling area, engrossed in an article he was reading in the newspaper. I'll miss walking by his apartment, hearing him say my name in his unique "Frank Cole" way. I'll miss his repeated visits to the front desk, sharing his testimony, passing notes back and forth, and hearing his happy laugh!

Mr. Cole was loved by everyone at Spring Arbor. Our hearts are heavy with melancholy, But we, who Believe, can joyfully proclaim, that we will shall see Mr. Cole again! While he experienced physical changes, he never experienced a loss of words when expressing his love for the Lord. It is from those experiences, that we can all grow stronger in our faith and zeal to share our testimony with others. Thank you Frank, Turner, and Carter for sharing your Dad with us. He was a gift we shall never forget!

Phyllis Loughborough Browning

March 20, 2020

Love lives on forever in each memory and thought, of the special ones who meant so much, and the happiness they brought.

Love lives on forever. It will never fade away. For, in our hearts, our loved ones are with us every day.

In Loving Remembrance of my dear Uncle Frank. An irreplaceable, very special, thread in our family tapestry. Thank you for the immeasurably precious Turner, Carter, and Frank threads, as well. And all the love and pure joy, Susan and Melody and children have shared with me, too. God Bless You All.

Love,
Phyllis

Stuart Loughborough

March 19, 2020

Frank Carter and Turner I want you all to know that you have my prayers and love. I have so many memories of your father and know that he always had a smile on his face and reached out to help others in any way that he could,

I also want you to know that I and my sister want you to know how much that you all did for him these last years. I know how proud he was of all of you and how grateful for each one of you. May this give each one of you great comfort and love.

Love to you all and to all the family.

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Frank Cole - University of Richmond

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Frank Cole with Groomsmen at his wedding

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Frank Cole with Groomsmen at his wedding

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Wedding, 1951

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