A celebration of life for Donnie Cole will be held on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 2:30 pm at the Prater-Lampton-Mills & Coffey Funeral Home in Hugo, OK with Pastor Steve Cook officiating. Donnie went to be with the Lord on February 3, 2021 Idabel, OK at the age of 71.
Donnie Warren Cole was born on September 10, 1949 in Hugo, OK. to Warren and Estelle (Harmon) Cole. Donnie received his Bachelor Degree in Science from Texas A&M in Commerce, TX. He served ten years in the United States Army National Guard. Donnie married the love of his life, Joyce Faye Brunner on April 7, 1973 in Messer, OK.. Together they built a wonderful home and raised two sons, Andrew and Aaron. Donnie had a real passion for working with his hands and with wood. He loved spending time outdoors exploring, hunting, fishing, woodworking and hiking. Donnie had an amazing love for nature, always teaching his sons and grandkids something new about the great outdoors. He loved collecting National Geographic Magazine. Donnie worked for Western Farmers Electric Coop for twenty years, the Hugo Housing Authority for five years, and retired from the Grant, OK Casino after thirteen years. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church. Donnie was a caring and loving husband, father and grandfather. Donnie loved spending time with his family and friends. Donnie is preceded in death by his parents, Warren and Estelle Cole; one grandson Klayton Moore of De Queen, AR; father-in-law Floyd Brunner of Paris, TX; one very special nephew Johnny Ray Compton and a brother-in-law Merle Burleson.
Donnie is survived by his wife Joyce of 49 years of the home; sons Andrew Cole and wife Windee of De Queen, AR and Aaron Cole and wife Michelle of Ft. Worth, TX; grandchildren Ethan Cole, Emerson Cole both of Ft. Worth, TX and Paityn Cole of De Queen, AR; brothers Jamie Cole and wife Tama of Cleveland, OK and Bobby Cole and wife Sandra of Atlanta, TX; sisters Connie Burleson of Calera, OK and Carolyn Hewitt and husband Joey of Bartlesville, OK, a very special sister and brother in-law, Vicki (Bic) and husband Ricky Jo Compton of Hugo, OK and a very special niece Lindsay Hill of Hugo, OK; his very special mother-in law Rava Brunner of Paris, TX; cousin Paul Ray Lindsey and wife Stella of Houston, TX; and numerous nieces and nephews.
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