Robert S. Cole was born to the late Robert and Etta Cole on April 17, 1920 in Trenton, TN and passed peacefully from this life on June 21, 2013. He was a resident at the Younger Center in Manor Park He will forever be remembered for his quick wit, easy smile and warm hugs. Mr. Cole joined the US Army Signal Corp in 1940 . During his service he attained the rank of Major and served during WWII in the South Pacific Theatre. He was stationed in Germany, Austria, Panama and various locations in the US. Upon his retirement from the military in 1960 he worked as civil service for Fort Bliss in El Paso until his retirement twenty-five years later. In 1985, after retiring yet again, he and Janice lived in Newton, TX for eight years tending to the care of Janice?s mother until her death in 1993, upon which he returned to El Paso. He was a member of Tobin Park United Methodist Church in El Paso. Preceding him in death is his beloved wife, Janice and brother, Jimmy Cole. Left to cherish his memory are his two children, Robert H. and wife Julie Cole of Midland, and Carolyn Phillips of Springfield, VA; one sister, Rebecca Strain of San Antonio; four grandchildren, Steven Phillips of Lorton, VA, Susan Smith of San Diego, CA, Karen Isbell and David R. Cole, both of Midland; eight great grandchildren and numerous nephews and nieces. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM, Tuesday, June 25 at American Heritage Cemetery and Funeral Home, 4100 N FM 1788, Midland with Jerry Mason officiating. Burial will follow Wednesday, June 26 at Fort Bliss National Cemetery in El Paso at 10 AM. To leave condolences to the family of Mr. Cole, please visit www.thehealingstartshere.com Arrangements are entrusted to American Heritage Cemetery and Funeral Home.
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American Heritage Cemetery & Funeral Home
4100 North FM 1788 Midland, TX 79707
Published in El Paso Times from June 23 to June 30, 2013