Sammy Stephen Cole, 81, passed away on Sunday, March 17, 2019 in Dallas.
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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.
Wade Family Funeral Home