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Roger Cole

February 5, 2020



Farrell Roger Cole, age 65 of Forest City died Wednesday, February 5, 2020 following a sudden illness.  Roger was born on December 11, 1954 in Rutherford County and was a son of the late Theron Newton Cole and Mary Hardin Cole.  He was the owner and operator of Cole’s Carpet and Floor Covering and a member of Crestview Baptist Church. 

Roger was devoted to his family and was a loving father, and grandfather and enjoyed spending time with his family.  He was also an avid golfer and enjoyed a wonderful relationship with his golfing friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Diane Cole Everett.

Survivors include his son, Benjamin Cole of Forest City, his daughters, Mary Cole Smith and her husband Matthew of Stanley, NC, Catherine Cole and fiancée, Hewett Nichols of Forest City, a brother, Steve Cole and wife Lynn of Forest City as well as two grandchildren, Madeline Smith and Brecken Nichols.

The funeral service will be held at 3 o’clock Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Crestview Baptist Church with Reverend Kevin Rohm officiating.  Interment will follow in the Cool Springs Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 o’clock Friday evening at Padgett and King.

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