GRAHAM - Mr. Thomas Frank Cole, 90, died at Twin Lakes Memory Care on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at 4:35 a.m.
A native of Randolph County, he was the husband of Jeannette McBane Cole, who survives, and the son of Charles F. Cole and Allene King Cole, both deceased. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army-Air Corps, serving in the 507th Fighter Group during World War II
. He was awarded four Bronze Stars
for his service in the Pacific Theater. Thomas was a graduate of High Point College. He retired as the owner and operator of Thomas Cole Real Estate Agency and was a former chemist for Glen Raven Mills. He was a member of Concord United Methodist Church.
In addition to his wife, survivors include his daughter, Charise Sumner and husband Mike of Graham.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Maxine Cole Walters; and two brothers, Talmadge Cole and Leo Cole.
The funeral service will be conducted in the Rich & Thompson Chapel in Graham on Friday, April 18, 2014, at 2 p.m. by the Rev. Dave Allen, with the family receiving friends from 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Concord United Methodist Church cemetery.
The family would like to extend their gratitude to the staff at Twin Lakes Memory Care for the care and support given to Thomas and the family.
Condolences may be offered at www.richandthompson.com