George Cole was born in a small town in Mississippi. Although he was a country boy, he never let that stop him from dreaming big. He served in the Army as a Mechanic and was honorably discharged. He spent time as a short-order cook, bouncer and construction worker before he found his niche as an equipment operator and welder for Ogden City Parks from which he retired in 1995.
He met the love of his life, Karen, while visiting a relative in Ogden, Utah; needless to say he never left Ogden. They married in 1970 and stayed married until she passed away in 2010. George was a family man and was always talking about his kids and grandkids whether they were near or far. He loved to brag about them and was proud of all their accomplishments.
He loved to go camping and hunting and took great pleasure in sharing that love with his kids and grandkids. He loved to tinker with things in his garage and to putter around his yard making sure everything looked just great. He always had a hello for his neighbors and loved to sit outside and talk with them about everything in life. He loved to share stories of his childhood with his kids and grandkids.
George had a big heart and never turned down someone in need or anyone who needed a kind word. Dad was a fantastic husband and an excellent father. His loss will not only be felt by his family, but by all who knew him. George is gone, but he will never be forgotten.
George is survived by daughters: Linda, Shanna (Don) and Bridgette; sons: Johnnie Sr., Russell (Kim), Bronco (Tiffany) and Ricky; brothers: J.B., Ford (Pat); sisters: Tangie (Hiram) Bonds and Jessie Lee (Jessie) Davis; ten grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Karen; grandsons Andrey and Dante; cousin; sister, Sue.