Harold Cole, 82, of Ruidoso passed away Monday, June 2, 2014 in Webster, Texas. He was born January 26, 1932 at Memphis, Texas.
He graduated from Texas Western College in El Paso. He retired from Union Pacific Railroad as a Locomotive Engineer in 1999 after working for forty-nine and a half years. He moved to the James Canyon area in Otero County 14 years ago from El Paso then moved to Ruidoso 6 years ago. He served in the Marine Corps during the Korea Conflict. He married Barradine Medaris on August 28, 1955 at Eureka, California.
He is survived by his wife, Barradine of Ruidoso; his children, Roberta Blalock, husband James, and Harold Cole Jr. both of Baytown, Texas; a brother, David Cole of Tracey, CA and a sister, Esta Mattie Woodall of Springfield, MO; 4 grandchildren, Toni Michelle Blalock and fiancée Soilo Prumeda, Wesley Blalock and his wife, Renee; Jeremy Blalock and Joshua Blalock.
Visitation will be Monday, June 9, at LaGrone Funeral Chapel of Ruidoso from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM. Funeral service will be on Tuesday, June 10, at 10:00 AM at the J Bar J Church with burial to follow at Ft. Stanton Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.lagroneruidoso.com.
LaGrone Funeral Chapel
341 Sudderth Drive Ruidoso, NM 88345
Published in Ruidoso News from June 10 to July 9, 2014