Jonesboro (AR) High School

Class of 1964



Carl Lemuel Cole

(March 7, 1946 – April 26, 2016)








Carl Lemuel Cole, 70, of Jonesboro passed from this life Tuesday evening at his home. He 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 Carl’s 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.


For lasting memorials family asks to please consider donations to Central Baptist Church or Arkansas Children’s Hospital: 1 Children's Way, Little Rock, AR 72202.