Michael Mike Lloyd Cole

July 31, 1953November 3, 2012

Cole, Michael Lloyd (Age 59) Passed away unexpectedly in his favorite place, his garage, on November 3, 2012. Michael was born on July 31, 1953 in Spokane, WA to the late Lloyd and Pearl Cole. He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Debbie (Wahl) Cole; three children, Heather Tomsha and her husband Vince of Spokane, Jaime Ingram and her husband Bob of Spokane Valley, Michael P. Cole of Spokane, and his little buddy Roscoe (his little Shih-tzu puppy) of Chattaroy; ten grandchildren; Evan, Laine, Hannah, Jacob and Emma; Aalana, Tyler, Hallee and Brooklyn, and Gunnar Cole; his two sisters, Bonnie Jones and her husband Jim of Colville, and Barbara Cressey and her husband Bill of Spangle. Mike had a real zest for life. He lived his life to the fullest. Mike was very compassionate and was always ready and willing to lend a helping hand to anyone who needed it. Grandpa Mike spent a lot of his time doing fun things with his family; camping, hunting, fishing, skiing, golfing, Harley riding, four wheeling. The list is endless. He had a great love for the outdoors. The moose, deer, turkeys, quail, and many other critters are all going to miss his daily hand feedings, which he loved to do. Mike worked as a diesel mechanic for Greyhound, for 15 years, Northwestern Stage Lines for 3 years, then moved on to STA for 15 more years, where he took a disability retirement in 2008. Mike spent the last 5 years at home with his loving wife and family. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. Visitation will be on Friday, November 9th from 4:00pm to 8:00pm and Saturday, November 10th from 11:00am to 3:00pm. A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, November 12, 2012 at 2:00 pm, Ball & Dodd Funeral Home, 5100 W. Wellesley, Spokane WA.


  • Visitation Friday, November 9, 2012
  • Visitation Saturday, November 10, 2012
  • Memorial Service Monday, November 12, 2012

Michael Mike Lloyd Cole

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Hannah Tomsha

November 3, 2017

5 years since you left us. Hasn't felt right since. Life keeps moving but nothing feels quite complete without you. Missing your bear hugs especially today. Love you forever ever! Think about you every day!

Hallee Cole

August 1, 2017

I hope you had a great birthday grandpa! We all miss and love you so much. I'm starting school September 20th and I couldn't be more excited! I'm going for the criminal justice program they have at SCC! I wish you were here to see me accomplish all my goals in life! I love and miss you!

Aalana Vaughn

July 31, 2017

Happy heavenly birthday gramps!


April 16, 2017

Happy Easter Grandpa! I love and miss you lots. Hope you're watching over everyone. I love you


November 24, 2016

Missing you lots Grandpa. Wish I could get one more of our bear hugs. Thanksgiving is gonna suck without you but I know you're watching over all of us like you always have! I miss and love you a lot Grandpa! You're still my favorite, forever

Lana Vaughn

July 31, 2016

Missing you extra today! Wishing I could spend your birthday with you. I love you and I know I'll see you soon! xoxo


December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas Grandpa! Wish you could be here with us, with the family! It's different for us this year, Paul and I are in California. Just him, Radar and I. Miss you more than anything, again this year there's a piece of my heart missing but I know you would want me to enjoy it and have a good time. I love you!


November 27, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving grandpa! I miss you everyday! Today I am thankful for ALL of the years, every moment I was able to be with you! To learn from you and so much more! Hope your enjoying your time up there and eating lots of turkey. (I'm sure it's not as good as grams) I love you!


November 3, 2014

2 years already, I miss you so much, it's so different without you. I hope everything is good where you're at and watching down on us! I love you so much


November 3, 2014

Well it's been two years gramps and not a day goes by where you aren't on my mind! The family has been getting together and watching football lately, but I'm sure you can see that! We miss you, and I know that will never change. I love you gramps!!