Frank "Ray" Cole

October 22, 1949November 22, 2018
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Frank " Ray " Cole, 69, of Texarkana, Texas passed away on November 22, 2018 at a local hospital.

Mr. Cole was born October 22, 1949 in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was a former member of the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department, retired from Union Pacific Railroad, and was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Mr. Cole was preceded in death by his parents J.R. " Pa "and Margaret " Ma " Cole and his father-in-law and mother-in-law Clay and Gerry Crisp.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Linda Crisp Cole, his daughter and son-in-law; Kelsey and Brandon Sisco of Maud, Texas and his son, Tye Cole of Texarkana, Texas and working in Afghanistan. Also left to cherish his memory are his grandchildren, Savannah Pritchard, Seth Pritchard, Sawyer Pritchard, and Sallyann Sisco. His brothers and sisters-in-law; Robert and Monica Cole of North Richland Hills, Texas and Ronnye and Michelle Cole of Springdale, Arkansas and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Don and Gail Crisp of Texarkana, Texas and many nephews, nieces, and other extended family members.

Graveside services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at Memorial Gardens Cemetery with Jimmy Minter, Michael Thompson, James Fussell, Doug Barnette, and Ronnye Cole speaking and bringing memories of his life.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m until 8:00 p.m. Monday November 26, 2018 at East Funeral Home - Downtown.

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The family has asked in lieu of flowers donations may be sent to American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association.


  • Linda Crisp Cole, Wife of 43 years
  • Kelsey and Brandon Sisco, daughter and son-in-law
  • Tye Cole, Son
  • also left to cherish his memory are his grandchildren, Savannah Pritchard, Seth Pritchard, Sawyer Pritchard and Sallyann Sisco. His brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert and Monica Cole and Ronnye and Michelle Cole and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Don and Gail Crisp and many nephews, nieces and extended family members.


  • Family to receive friends Monday, November 26, 2018
  • Graveside Service Only Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Frank "Ray" Cole

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Brenda Jeans

December 9, 2018

The first time I ever laid my eyes on RC was at the bowling alley at our very young age of elementary school days. My mom and maw bowled together and “we” ran around through the bowling alley, he reminded me of Ricky Ricardo from I Love Lucy, that tanned skin & dark wavy hair!!! He was a looker!!!! As years went by his personality never changed and after LINDA married him, he was such a wonderful husband to her, great dad to his children, and one of the “bestest” gdad EvER. He and LINDA had a great marriage & retired together raising a “whole” new “little” family of “3” !!!! He was here for a good time to help LINDA with those precious lgrandkids!! Now he will be watching over LINDA, kids and gkids from Heaven!!! LINDA you know where & how to contact me!! Anytime, anywhere ! Ray and you are and forever be dear friends to me! Luv U girl😢

Vince Grimes

December 8, 2018

Linda, I just heard of Ray’s passing. I’m so sorry for your family’s loss. Ray was such a pleasure to know and although tracie and I haven’t seen y’all in years, we cherish the times we shared together. Praying for you and your family.

Lydia Fitzgerald

December 8, 2018

Linda and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I just heard about this today. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Judy Sehon Mcdonald

November 30, 2018

Linda, I was devastated to hear of Ray's passing. I can't believe it has been 43 years since Gary and I introduced you two. You are so fortunate to have had a love like that, that lasted so very long and you have a beautiful family.

Please know that I love you and I will be praying for your strength.

Ray was always so much fun and had such a sparkling personality and smile.

My email address is I would love to hear from you or see you. Every time I have been in Texarkana I didn't know how to get in touch with you.

Love you sweet friend and I am so very sorry for your loss.

Judy Sehon McDonald 706/842-3224

Dick Brackett

November 27, 2018

Ray and I bowled together as kids. The last few years we have golfed together a few times, along with other THS grads.

He was a friend and he will be missed.

Courtney Crisp-Williams

November 27, 2018

The Greatest Uncle a girl could ever hope for! Uncle Ray is a shining Light that will shine forever! I am honored to be his neice and will miss him more than words could ever describe. Can’t wait to laugh with you again soon in heaven!!! Love you, Uncle Ray!!! ♥️♥️♥️

Neil Gerrald

November 26, 2018

Ray was a good customer of mine and I considered him a friend. I was deeply saddened to hear of his passing, and wanted the family to know that Air Now sends our condolences and prayers during this difficult time, God bless

Dusty Norment

November 26, 2018

I enjoyed working at the railroad and playing golf with Ray. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this difficult time.

Mike Whitworth

November 26, 2018

Linda, we are so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers. Mike and Sandra Whitworth

Harold Neill

November 26, 2018

I knew Ray for many years working with him on the railroad- he called me several times after I retired- I know he will be missed- sorry for your loss. Harold Neill