A wonderful husband, father and papa, Ralph George "Bobby" Cole, 83, passed away December 29, 2012. He was born on July 30, 1929 in Knoxville, Tennessee and moved to Sacramento in 1941, where he met and married the love of his life, Eleanor (Strom) Cole. Ralph worked for Southern Pacific Railroad for 10 years prior to serving in the Korean War
. He then worked for the City of Sacramento as a parking supervisor until retirement after 31 years of service. The only thing bigger than his heart, was his sense of humor, which he shared with many friends and family over the years. He was known for his jokes. Together, Ralph and Eleanor raised two beautiful daughters, Janet Stark (Stan), and Cathy Winford (Geoff). A true blessing to many, he's survived by his wife of 60 years, Eleanor; two daughters, three grandchildren, Tiffany (Ryan), Jennifer (Brendan) and Greg (Amy), and his great-grandson, Henry. A private service is being held for family.