Bernard Wade Cole, 74, passed away Thursday, April 16, 2020, at his residence. Funeral services were Saturday, April 18, 2020, at Aldridge Grove Cemetery with Josh Mcguire officiating. Burial was in Aldridge Grove Cemetery with Lawrence Funeral Home directing.

Bernard was of the baptist faith, and was a graduate of Speake High School.

He is survived by two sons, Darren Cole, (Rose), and Jonathan Cole, (Karen); three grandchildren, Dustin Cole (Jessica), Joseph Cole (Brittany), and Emily Cole; three great-grandchildren, Jacie, Gunner and Daiden; one brother, Willard Cole, (Nadine); and one sister in law, Joyce Cole.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lowell Cole, and Rena Melson Cole; two sisters, Francis Hyde, and Betty Joe Cole; and two brothers, Harold Gene Cole, and Curtis Cole.

Pallbearers were family.

The family extends special thanks to Kindred Hospice, Home Instead Senior Care, and Misty Luke.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society.

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