Donnie Gerald Cole
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SPARTANBURG, SC--Donnie Gerald Cole, of Spartanburg, South Carolina died on Thursday January 2nd, 2014, at the age of 58.
Born in Lawton, Oklahoma, he was the son of Barbara Harrelson Cole and the late Gerald Alfred Cole.
Mr. Cole passed away after an extended battle with cancer. He was an avid hiker and completed 1,356 miles on the Appalachian Trail. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, honorably discharged after serving in several locations in Europe. He worked in the manufacturing industry for many years until retirement.
He is survived by his wife Jean Corley Cole; two children: son Patrick and daughter, Erica including brothers Michael (Cheryl) and Lee (Kym). Five grandchildren: Diego, Alyssa, Kylie, Alex, and Emiley.
Private Family Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday January 8th. Please do not send flowers.
Memorials may be made to the
at http://bit.ly/1lHdEjG or the Appalachian Trail Conservancy as a tribute donation in memory of Donnie Cole at appalachiantrail.org.
Published in Spartanburg Herald-Journal from Jan. 7 to Jan. 8, 2014