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John Ray Cole

December 11, 1933 ~ September 2, 2021 (age 87)


John Ray Cole, 87, born and raised in  Jacksonville, died Thursday, September 2, 2021 while at home with family.

John Ray’s Memorial and Celebration of Life will be 3:00 PM Thursday, September 9, 2021 at the Jones Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville, NC.

John Ray will be remembered as a hardworking man that came from simple country childhood. He loved the outdoors and spent most of his time tending to his property and his horses. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.

John Ray was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Godwin Cole; parents, Neil and Hazel Cole; two sons; and a brother.

John Ray is survived by 5 children, 15 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren, 14 great-great-grandchildren, and a brother.


Celebration of Life
September 9, 2021

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Jones Funeral Home - Jacksonville
303 Chaney Avenue
Jacksonville, NC 28540

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