Earle D. Cole


Earle D. Cole “Joe”, 82, passed away on Saturday, January 19, 2019, in Nashville, Tennessee. Born in Saratoga Springs, NY on March 14, 1936, he was the son of Kenneth and Ester Cole. He served in the US Air Force from 1954-57.

Earle was a truck driver for the Saratoga County Department of Public Works for 35 years. He was a member of American Legion Post 234 in Ballston Spa. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, traveling and bowling. Earle loved spending time with his large family and was known to be a wise guy, giving them a “hard time” whenever he could.

Earle is survived by his wife of 60 years, Roberta and their children, Kenneth Cole (Carla) of Smyrna, TN, Star Gandara (Ray) of Loris, SC, Tina Springer (Don) of Loris, SC, and Tonya Rooke (Rodger) of Middle Grove; grandchildren Corinne Sayles, Danielle Springer, Jason Springer (Leeza), Chrissy Mooney (Dana), Ryan Cole, Josh Gandara, Trista Gordon (Robert), Jeremy Gandara, Kyle Huggins, Bradley Rooke (Mary), and Brittany Gandara; sister Judith Burgess “Juju”; brother in law Robert Woodruff (Barb); eight great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.

A private family service will be held. Memorial contributions in memory of Earle may be made to the
Parkinsons Foundation or Dementia Foundation.

Guest Book

Fannie Welch (Parillo)

Thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Roger and Ann Pettit

Cole Family: So sorry to hear of Mr. Cole's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May your memories bring peace and comfort in this difficult time.

Alice & Donald Springer

In Memory of Earle 'Joe' Cole, We Have Known Joe For over 40 years. With a Lot of Good Memories of a Great Guy Always There For His Wife and Kids to Help Or Lend a Hand!! Gone But Not Forgotten!!

Stan DeLong

Tonya,
My condolences to you and your family for your loss. May your father rest in peace now and by the grace of our Lord, enjoy his new eternal life.