Ronald W. Cole
Date: August 17, 2014 05:45PM
Ronald W. Cole died peacefully at his home in Chester, VA on July 29, 2014. Born in Dallas, TX on Nov. 3, 1937 he was the son the late Buford W. and Beulah Harriman Cole. After attending North Texas State College in Denton, TX he joined the US Navy as a Corpsman stationed in San Diego, CA. Ron began his airline career with Delta Airlines in Charleston, SC. and retired from Piedmont Airlines/USAirways after 25 years of service in Washington, DC and Richmond, VA. Ron was an avid reader and passionate history buff. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his sister Carol Cole Hoogland. He is survived by his wife, Carol Hewett Cole son Jeffrey Alan Cole; grandsons, Max, Hudson and Marlowe Cole, sister Sharalynn Cole Gaddis, nephew Matt Gaddis and nieces Cara Henly Bogart and Julie Henly. Ron donated his body to scientific studies through the Virginia Anatomical Program. A celebration of his life on Nov. 2, 2014 be from 2-4pm at his home.