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4140 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, TX 76013
Phone: (817) 274-9233
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Sammy Cole

Sammy Stephen Cole

Friday, July 16th, 1937 - Sunday, March 17th, 2019
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Sammy Stephen Cole, 81, passed away on Sunday, March 17, 2019 in Dallas.

Funeral: 10:00 a.m. Monday, March 25, at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington. Interment: Parkdale Cemetery, Arlington. Visitation: 3-5 p.m. Sunday, March 24, at the funeral home.
Memorials: Memorial gifts may be made to Mission Arlington or the Humane Society of North Texas.

Sam was born on July 16, 1937 in Plainview to Stephen Madison Cole and LaJuana Bevers Cole. He was raised in Webb where his parents owned the local country store and gas station. A graduate of Mansfield High School in 1955, he was fortunate to continue his education learning the banking business under the guidance of the Wilemon family. He married Barbara Jean Howell on September 3, 1955. Sam had a long successful career in the banking industry. He worked for the Arlington State Bank, Arlington Bank and Trust, and Texas Commerce Bank. Sam retired from Arlington National Bank in 2002.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Jean Cole in 2009; and son-in-law, Curtis Lee Ware in 2017.

Survivors: Daughter, Phyllis Ann Ware; grandchildren, Curtis Ware Jr and wife, Amanda, and Jennifer Dvorak and husband, Larry; great-grandchildren, Audrey, Ella and Jackson Ware, and Cole Dvorak; nephew, David Griffin; longtime friends, the Pantego Lunch Bunch; and his best friend, Beau, his Boston Terrier.

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  • Visitation

    Sunday, March 24th, 2019 | 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Sunday, March 24th, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Wade Family Funeral Home
    4140 W Pioneer Pkwy
    ARLINGTON, TX 76013
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  • Service

    Monday, March 25th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Monday, March 25th, 2019 10:00am
    Wade Family Funeral Home
    4140 W Pioneer Pkwy
    ARLINGTON, TX 76013
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  • Interment

    Parkdale Cemetery
    701 Mary Street
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Lloyd and Joanne Meyer

Posted at 05:24pm
We are missing Sam at Watercrest. God bless the family. Praying for you.

Becky and Steve Brown

Posted at 06:40pm
We are thinking of you during this difficult time. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Love,
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david g knight

Posted at 08:30pm
When I was 19, my brother introduced me to Sam. I needed to buy a car and Sam was the man. I remember at that first meeting how friendly and casual he was, as I was expecting a "banker" to be a real stuff shirt. Sam was anything but.... he was affable, funny, and so accommodating, that it didn't seem your were borrowing money from a bank, but from a friend. Over the years, I had many borrowing sessions with Sam, and he was always the same...there ready to help with whatever I wanted to do. Big smile, big laugh, was his personality, and it fit him perfectly. Godspeed my friend....

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With all of our love: Amanda, Melanie, Trey and our families
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Linda Ware

Posted at 10:44am
Sam was a wonderful man and always so kind to me. I know you will miss him. Much love to you and your family.
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