Arthur Wayne Cole, 86, of Hendersonville, NC, died Sunday, January 25, 2009 at his home.
Born March 20, 1922 in Canton, NC, he was the son of the late Edward and Magnoma Miller Cole.
A veteran of World War II, he served as a sergeant in the US Army. He graduated from Brevard College and was employed by the Atlantic Coastline Railroad for a number of years. He moved to Henderson County in1952 and owned a number of businesses in the area: McFarlan Bakery from 1952-1974, the Open Door Gift Shop, Koles Konditori, and the C&C Supply Company. He was also an employee of the State of North Carolina.
He loved fishing and flying and was an avid pilot for many years.
He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Doris Klugh Cole of Hendersonville; three children, Carole R. Cole and husband, Bob Duram; Michael W. Cole and wife, Kathleen M. Cole; and Gary D. Cole; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held at 2 PM Saturday, January 31, 2009 at the Hendersonville Pentecostal Holiness Church with his son, the Reverend Gary D. Cole, officiating. Burial will be private. The family will receive friends Saturday from 12:30 ñ 2 PM at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hendersonville Rescue Mission, 639 Maple St., Hendersonville, NC 28791, or to the Hendersonville Pentecostal Holiness Church, 991 Upward Rd., Flat Rock, NC 28731.
Date: Saturday, January 31, 2009
Time: 2:00 pm
Hendersonville Pentecostal Holiness Church
Burial will be private. The family will receive friends Saturday from 12:30 – 2 PM at the church