Michael Lee Cole, 65, passed away peacefully in his home in Tulsa, Oklahoma
on August 24, 2015 after a terminal illness. Born in Richwood, West Virginia
to Harlie Lee and Nellie Cole on Mar. 9, 1950.
He grew up in Trenton, Michigan and graduated from Harding University in
1972 with a BA in Accounting. He came to Tulsa, Oklahoma to join the auditing
firm, Arthur Young. His career included Controller at Lawhon Furniture,
owner of J&M Dinette and Barstools, controller of Hudson Trail Outfitters
in Maryland, and he joined Moodys Jewelry in 1992 as Controller, and then
Chief Financial Officer. But his most important job was that of husband,
son, father, grandfather and brother. To all who knew him, he was an anchor,
ally, advisor and unwavering friend.
Survivors include his wife of forty years, Lisa Cole; daughter: Leslie
Quinton (and husband Rick); son: David Cole (and wife Jamie); three grandchildren;
mother: Nellie Cole and brother: Dave Cole. A special thank you to the
nurses and staff of St. Johns Hospice and caregivers, Lupe, Candi and John.
A Celebration of Life will be held Thursday, Aug, 27, 2015, at Park Plaza
Church of Christ, at 10 am. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions
may be made to the Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Foundation, Inc. (www.cjdfoundation.org).