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Willie Ray Cole, Sr.

September 15, 1948 ~ May 2, 2021 (age 72)

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Willie Ray Cole Sr. was born September 15, 1948 born in Jackson Tennessee. He departed this life on May 2, 2021. 

Willie leaves to cherish his memories  Julia Cole, 11 children Willie Ray Cole Jr, Deonn Renay Cole, Jonathan Ray Cole, Abraham Ray Cole (superseded), Rebekah Renay Cole, Elizabeth Renay Cole, Joshua Ray Cole, Nathan Ray Cole, Esther Renay Cole-Kelly, Rachel Renay Cole, James Ray Cole.  Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren; brothers Ernest Bowser and Aubrey Bowser, host of nieces and nephews and relatives & friends. 

Ray spent his last few years doing what he loved, fishing everyday. He would send photos of fish he caught daily, even the most horrendous ones! He loved sitting at the dock of the bay watching the waves and ships go by.In the last months of his life he asked to go to the bay one last time and was able to enjoy the sounds of the waves against the shore and the moments of reflection. 

He was a collector and seller of anything and everything---if you wanted a rotary phone he had one!  Additionally, he had a love for golfing with his sons.

We are so very thankful for the life God gave him and the time we were able to spend with him. 

Your work is done. Rest in Peace.


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May 7, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
King-Tears Mortuary, Inc.
1300 E 12th St
Austin, TX 78702

Graveside Service
May 8, 2021

10:30 AM
Assumption Cemetery
3650 IH 35
Austin, TX 78704

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