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GER­ALD LEE COLE June 14, 1968 – July 13, 2018

Ger­ald known to most as “Cole” and for all those who knew him loved him. He was born in Modesto, Ca. on Flag Day to par­ents Merle and Jerry Cole. He had one elder sib­ling sis­ter Kim­berly Cole. All in which pre­ceded him in death. He was raised in River­bank, Ca. and at­tended River­bank Schools. He was ac­tive in many ac­tiv­i­ties dur­ing his school years. One high­lighted pe­riod that de­buted in the lo­cal news­pa­per, when he and fel­low class­mates were the Pow­erPuff Cheer­lead­ers for the ju­nior high school.

While con­tin­u­ing his ed­u­ca­tion he played high school base­ball and was a proud grad­u­ate of the “Class of 86” from River­bank High School. Af­ter school he ven­tured for­ward and worked for his fa­ther’s com­pany Jerry Cole’s Elec­tric, “Let me get into your shorts.” Cole con­tin­ued to fol­low his fa­ther’s foot­steps and formed an un­der­stand­ing and re­spect for elec­tric­ity. He was driven by the cur­rent which arced him for­ward as he es­tab­lished his own com­pany in which he sold years later. He cre­ated many solid work re­la­tion­ships with mem­bers of the com­mu­nity and con­tin­ued do­ing side jobs up un­til the last weeks of his life.

Cole had a love for the out­doors and looked for­ward to his days tak­ing out his boat, kick­ing back and “just fishin’.” He had an enor­mous heart who gen­er­ously would lend out a help­ing hand for many. He was a very kind and giv­ing man with a can­did sense of hu­mor.

Cole could find hu­mor in just about ev­ery­thing. He al­ways wore a coy Cole kinda smile. Def­i­nitely a unique one of a kind best friend any­one could ever ask for. A grave­side ser­vice will be held at the Oak­dale Cit­i­zens Ceme­tery, at 10:30 a.m. on Au­gust 11, 2018. A Re­mem­ber­ing Cole Party will be held hon­or­ing him fol­low­ing the grave­side ser­vice from 12 p.m. to sun­set wel­com­ing all at 5006 River Road, Oak­dale, Ca 95361.

Bring your mem­o­ries, loved ones and en­joy shar­ing Cole’s life with all of those who love him.

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