Jonesboro (AR) High School
Class of 1964
Carl Lemuel Cole
(March 7,1946 – April 26, 2016)
Carl was born March 7,
1946 in Jonesboro to the late Robert B., Sr. and Mary Jane Cole. He has lived
here in Jonesboro for his entire life where he was also a longtime member of
Central Baptist Church. Carl was an avid fisherman, who also enjoyed camping.
Most of all Carl loved spending time with his family and was very good at
making sweet tea.
In addition to CarlŐs
parents, he is preceded in death by two brothers:
Robert B. Cole Jr. and Patrick Cole. Carl is survived by his loving wife of 44
years, Ethel Cole,; two daughters: Sara (James) Clark
of Paragould and Amy Cole and Jeremy Morphis of
Little Rock; one brother: Michael Cole of Floral City, FL; two sisters:
Patricia(Aubrey) Sumpter and Melba Cole both of
Jonesboro; four grandchildren: Lauryn (Derek) Escue of Jonesboro, Colby Price of Jonesboro, Rowan Shivers
of Little Rock, and Riley Morphis of Little Rock; and
one great-grandchild on the way.
Carl Cole was a good friend and he will missed
by Family and Friends. His family has suffered through some tragedies over the
years. My heart goes out to his family.
Carl and I worked together as dishwashers in the South School
cafeteria in the fifth and sixth grades. My mother who was teaching first grade
there gave me the 25 cent lunch fee for working and Carl and I ate free and
could eat all the cookies and milk we wanted at no charge! In retrospect, we
learned the work ethic at a young age.
Carl Cole was always one with a sincere, gentle nature, which made
it a most pleasant experience to be in his company. We extend our heartfelt
condolences to his family at his passing knowing that one day we can enjoy his