Samuel "Sammy" Cole

August 20, 1942 - May 24, 2015


On Sunday the 24th of May 2015, Samuel “Sammy” Isaiah Cole, 72 of DeRidder went home to be with his Lord & Savior. Those remaining to miss him are his wife, Debra Wilkins Cole of DeRidder, LA; his children, Kim Cole Weldon & husband Nolen of Pitkin, LA, Keleigh Cole Mooney & husband Donnie of Calvin, OK, Jason Cole & wife Kyla of Lake Charles, LA, bonus sons,  Derek Richardson & wife Shannon of Lake Charles, LA, Jamie Richardson & wife Amie of DeRidder, LA; his pride and glory, “precious grandchildren,” Michael Terry of Ada, OK, Alex Terry & fiancé Sierra of Ada, OK, Cade Weldon & wife Breanna of Lake Charles, LA, Dace, Avery, and Addison Cole of Lake Charles, LA, Jenna, Emily and Clark Richardson of Lake Charles, LA, and Ian and Liam Richardson of DeRidder, LA. His brother, Bill Curtis of Ada, OK, sister, Patsy Curtis Reed of Roff, OK and one “adoptive” sister and friend, Margaret Harper Crowe of DeRidder, LA; and a host of cousins and friends. Mr. Cole was preceded in death by his father, Samuel Douglas Cole & mother, Eutha Juanita Deason Curtis. 


Sammy was an Air Force Veteran, he worked in financial institutions and managed motels for a number of years. He was always a compassionate friendly individual. He made an impact on numerous people over the years. Sammy will be missed by many. Diagnosed with bladder cancer three months ago, he was one that never complained. He always said that everything was in the hands of the Lord. No one is perfect, but he strived to be every day. He shared his faith with those around him.  The earth will surely miss this faithful servant of the Lord.


Visitation will be held Tuesday, May 26, 2015 from 5-8:00 PM at Myers Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder, LA. Services will be held on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 10:00 AM at Myers Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder, LA. Burial will follow at Smyrna Cemetery.

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