CORPUS CHRISTI — A celebration of life service for W.G. “Dub” Cole, Jr., 89, of Corpus Christi and Chireno, Texas, was held Saturday, Sept. 2, at Memory Gardens in Corpus Christi. The service was officiated by his son-in-law James S. Davis. Burial followed at Memory Gardens Cemetery. 

W.G. was born in Fort Worth, Texas to W.G.” Buster” Cole and Esther (Barnett) Cole. 

He graduated from Glen Rose High School.  Graduated from Southwest Texas State University in 1960 in Animal Husbandry. He also served in the US Army.   On Aug. 5, 1956 he married Henrietta Joyce Sling in Lovington, New Mexico.

W.G. was a cattle rancher in Mc Mullen County and recently in East Texas.  He enjoyed all aspects of life at the ranch. He was a people person, never met a stranger.  He loved pulling pranks on people and making them laugh.  He got most enjoyment working with his two daughters and their projects in 4-H and FFA, showing Steers in Livestock shows.  Traveling to Red River at Christmas time and Leaky in the summers was a highlight with his family. He was a loving husband and father.

W.G. is survived by his wife of 61 years Joyce Cole; two daughters, Toni Davis and her husband, James of Chireno, Texas; Terri Faver and her husband, Tommy of Corpus Christi; His four grandchildren, Ashley, W.L., Christian and Cole Buckmaster all of Corpus Christi, Texas and 3 great- grandchildren;  nephew, Burt Utley and wife, Mary Helen of Goliad, Texas;  one niece Cynthia Ventura and husband, Tim Thompson of Corpus Christi, Texas; his four great nieces, Melody Limon of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Melissa Limon-Elisarraras and husband, Michael of Santa Margarita California, Kimberly Kelly and husband, Patrick of Houston Texas, Sarah Utley of Houston, Texas and brother in law, Henry R. Sling of San Antonio.  

He is preceded in death by his parents W.G. and Esther Cole;  his grandparents;  sister, Sue Ruse and his niece, Phoebe Limon; two great aunts, Pearl and Joe Cole all of Big Spring, Texas; his childhood friend and cousin, Gill Barnett of Dallas, Texas. 

Memorial donations may be made in lieu of flowers to a Charity of your choice.