Donald Lee Cole, 73, of Heavener, was born Jan. 21, 1947 in Asher to Lark Andrew and Mirt (O’Neal) Cole and passed away Jan. 3, 2021 in Fort Smith, Arkansas.
Funeral service is 2 p.m., Saturday at Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bruce Herion officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. View Cemetery in Glendale, under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home of Heavener.
Don was a long-time resident of the area and a retired equipment operator for the LeFlore County District #3 Highway Department in Heavener. He loved hunting, especially when he was hunting with his dogs. Don also enjoyed visiting with his family and friends.
He is survived by two sons Tim Cole of Heavener and Paul Cole of Poteau; one step-daughter Doreen Cotter and husband Anthony of Cameron; one step-son, Haydon Massey, of Mobile, Alabama; two brothers Bob Cole and wife Loretta of Asher, Oklahoma, and Wayne Cole and friend Shelly Jones of Blanchard; two grandchildren Andrew Hawkes and Jaxon Cole; two step-grandchildren Jamie Lloyd and Jerri Dawn Hildebrant; two great-grandchildren Atlas Lee Martin and Alice Elise Hawkes; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters Beulah Harvey and Ellen Rollings.
Pallbearers are Andrew Hawkes, Tony Canada, Koby Whiteis, Lance Smith, Haydon Massey and Jamie Lloyd.
Viewing is from 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. Thursday, 8:30 a.m. until 8 p.m. and 8:30 a.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home. The family will visit with friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.
To sign Mr. Cole’s online guestbook, please visit www.dowdenrobertsfuneralhome.com.