September 6, 1960 ~ May 10, 2015
Mansfield -- Mark Edward Cole, 54, passed away Sunday, May 10, 2015, in Arlington. Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday in Wade Family Funeral Home Chapel, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington, with the Rev. Dick Patterson Officiating. Visitation: The family will receive friends noon to 2 p.m. Thursday. Memorials: Memorial donations may be made to Random Acts of Kindness, in care of Arlington Fire Department, Box 171842, Arlington, Texas 76003. Mark was born Sept. 6, 1960, in Waco to Donald Edward Cole and Lona Lee Littlejohn Cole. Mark was a lifelong Arlington resident. He graduated from Sam Houston High School in 1979 and joined the Arlington Fire Department in 1982. He retired as a lieutenant after 27 years of service. In 2012, he began work as the golf pro at Mansfield National Golf Course. Mark enjoyed fishing and hunting. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Michael Cole. Survivors: Brother, Paul David Cole; grandmother, Opal Littlejohn; uncle, Will Cole; Jayme Cole; and many friends. Wade Family Funeral Home Arlington, 817-274-9233
“Kind words can be short and easy to speak but their
echoes are truly endless”.
Mark touched all our lives with his larger-than-life gentleness and loving ways. He wanted nothing for himself but to assure his beloved Grandmother Opal was taken care of and surrounded by friends. In his determination to do that, he found HIMSELF surrounded by countless friends who loved and cared for HIM, as well. He was amazed and humbled but gratefully touched. He will never be forgotten.
Ken and I were sorry to learn of the passing of Mark Edward Cole. He and I had visited by telephone and email in his last year of life, and enjoyed visits in his home on two occasions in the last two years of his life with him, his brothers, and his grandmother Opal Littlejohn. They were joyous occasions and we were happy to know that Mark cared deeply about his family and his grandmother. He will be sorely missed by his family, friends, and grandmother.