Carroll Tom Cole, Jr., 68, of Wildwood, died Saturday, February 1, 2014. He was born on November 23, 1945, in Woodville, to Kathryn Rainey Cole and Carroll Cole, Sr., and had been a longtime resident of the area. Tom had been a Funeral Director for forty-two years, and retired with Crofts Funeral Home in Johnson City. Tom is survived by his wife, Francis Fran Cole of Wildwood; son, Keith Harlan Cole; and granddaughter, Kayla Cole, both of Johnson City; grandson, Kevin Cole of Georgetown; brothers, Mark Cole and his wife, Lana, of New Braunfels and Kyle Cole and his wife, Joan, of San Antonio; sister, Debbie Cochran and her husband, Andy, of Liberty Hill; and numerous nieces and nephews. A gathering of Mr. Cole's family and friends will be from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., Monday, February 3, 2014, at Broussard's, 530 West Monroe, Kountze. His funeral service will be 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 4, 2014, at Wildwood-Village Mills United Methodist Church, 5943 FM 3063, Village Mills, with interment to follow at Magnolia Cemetery, Woodville. Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 815 Market Street, Galveston, Texas 77550;
, 755 South 11th Street, Suite 212, Beaumont, Texas 77701; or to the National Rifle Association, 11250 Waples Mills Road, Fairfax, Virginia 22030. Complete and updated information may be found www.broussards1889.com
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Feb. 4, 2014