Ralph Joe Cole

October 4, 1944 ~ September 25, 2019 (age 74)


Ralph Cole of Duncan, Oklahoma passed away on September 25, 2019. In his final months he was active, kept his sense of humor and was surrounded by family. He is survived by his wife, Cathy; children, Kris, Kathy, Chelsey and Zach; sister, Brenda; grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Ralph was a man who enjoyed the simplicity of life; a cup of hot coffee in the cold, early morning mountain air and a cold beer after a day of riding bikes and hiking through the woods. Always moving and always present, polite and respectful of all beings. While Ralph was a man of few words, when he spoke it was with wisdom and insightfulness. An adventurer, an athlete, a builder and a musician, Ralph made a positive impact on everyone he knew and left the world a better place than he found it. He loved his wife, his children, his grandchildren, his dogs and his many close friends throughout the years.

We love you Ralph. Until we meet again on a hike in the mountains, we’ll know it’s you with your big contagious laugh and dog by your side.

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