Condolences for Arthur Wayne Cole

Buddy Roper posted on 1/29/09

I greatly appreciate the kindness and the wonderful memories growing up as a child and the time i got to know Mr.Cole.I remember the great trip to Lake Toxaway and the first time Mr. Cole taught me how to get up on water skis. My prays and thoughts are with your family. May God be with all of ya'll God Bless Buddy Roper


W.Larry & Doris G. Cole posted on 1/29/09

Doris & Family. I was in Hendersonville in 1953 & 54 . You all had the bakery then & I got to know you both then . I've thought of you both often over the years & wondered about what you all were doing. We are very sorry for your loss. Wayne , as I remember him, was a prince of a man and I know he will be missed by all who knew him. We live in east Asheville.


Howard & Harriett Harvey posted on 1/30/09

Doris and Family, While we rejoice that Wayne has gone to take his place with the Lord, we know you will miss him greatly and our prayers are with you all. Wayne was a wonderful Christ-like business man who cared about others. He was a good testimony and mentor to younger Christians. He personally gave me life- changing Christian counsel, for which I will always be grateful. Years ago he, Art Wray and I had fun and good fellowship as we flew aerial photo missions together locally over WNC and even over SC foothills. We will all miss him here, but we'll plan see him on the other side! HFH


Cheryl Wood Ritchey posted on 1/29/09

G.D. so sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad but he's home in glory now. I will never forget you as our class president at East Henderson High school class of 1975.God bless you and your family.


Patsy Laughter Phelan posted on 1/30/09

G.D. - I'm so very sorry about your father. I know you will miss him. I think of you and your family often and have very fond memories. Hope you are doing okay. I didn't know you were a Reverend now. Congratulations. Patsy Laughter Phelan


Mr. and Mrs. Don H. McLennan posted on 1/29/09

It was our privilege to become acquainted with Mr. Wayne Cole at the time our daughter Summer married his grandson Jonathan Wayne Cole. "Pops" as we were allowed to call him was a kind and loving Christian man. Very accomplished. He will be missed. Our love to the family.


Western Carolina Urological Associates posted on 1/30/09

Dr. Donaldson and staff express great condolences. We enjoyed every encounter with Mr. Cole (aka Mr. Rotorooter) and his family. He will be missed around here.


Tammi Morgan (Revis) posted on 1/29/09

I was saddened to see that Mr. Cole had passed away. My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family. I am so thankful for the opportunities he and Mrs Cole gave me a few years back.


Margaret Stiffler Falls posted on 1/30/09

Doris, I remember Wayne and you lovingly and the time I spent working in the bakery while in high school. He took one of my school heart trobs, Gene McCullough, and me boating one day. I was in heaven! Love, Margaret


Rex,Herman,Roy & Hilda Gasperson posted on 1/29/09

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.


Debbie and Dave Huber posted on 1/30/09

We recall the neighborhood gatherings when Wayne gave the blessing of the food or prayer prior to our meetings. Always neutral and giving of his time and knowledge. Wayne was the neighborhood icon. He will be dearly missed. "Eternal Rest Granted Unto Him O Lord" Debbie & Dave Huber


Cathe (Hefner) Frederic posted on 1/29/09

Gary, I am so sorry for your famiies loss. May the Holy Spirit comfort you and your family. You will be in my prayers.I think of you often. Cathe Frederic


Downtown Hendersonville, Inc. posted on 1/30/09

The Employees, Board of Directors and businesses in historic downtown Hendersonville express our sympathy during this time.


Sophia Spencer Gass posted on 1/29/09

Dear Cole Family, I was so sad to read of Mr. Cole's homegoing. He was such a wonderful man to me growing up and I will always remember his wits and wonderful smile. He blessed my life in so many ways. Your family will be in my prayers. Even though you know that he is at home with Jesus these days ahead will be difficult. Hold on to Jesus's hand and rest on His promises. God bless you all. Love, Sophia


Colonel & mrs Carroll D Strider, Sr posted on 1/31/09

Dear Doris, We regret that we could not be there with you to celebrate the life of Wayne You have our deepest sympathy and prayers. God Bless, Carroll & Sybil


Sue Leopard posted on 1/29/09

So sorry to hear of the passing of Wayne. I worked for him as a cake decorator at McFarland's Bakery '60-'62,then moved to Oregon.He was a thoughtful employer.My sympathy to Doris and Family.


David Duncan posted on 2/1/09

My deepest condolences go out to the family of Wayne Cole. I spent the better part of my youth running around the Hendersonville airport and growing up. I remember vividly Wayne and N9894G. Wayne was very instrumental in my already peeked interest in aviation. My father, Roy C Duncan was very specific about who we were able to fly with and Wayne was always my favorite person to fly with. I remember spending many days in the right seat of the 172 and I will always cherish the wonderful memories that I was able to share, thanks to Wayne. It did not ever matter what kind of day Wayne was having, he was always interested in what I had to say and is a role model for me still today. I am truly blessed to have made Wayne's acquaintance and will miss him greatly. May God hold you all near and dear during this time of loss. I know that Wayne and Dad are up there, along with the rest of the bunch that have already made their final departure from this world and the confines thereof, smiling and having the greatest fly in that has ever been! Respectfully, David Duncan and Family


Roy and Margaret Perry posted on 1/29/09

Carole, Mike and Gary we are praying for you during this difficult time. Wayne was a good friend to my father and wonderful to Margaret when she worked for him during her high school years. He was of the highest Christian character and cared deeply for his family. Please know we would be there for the service but are now ministring in Montana. God's grace is sufficent!!! I Peter 5:7 In His Service, Roy and Margaret Perry


Gary Stiffler posted on 2/2/09

Dear Doris and Family, I was proviledged to know Wayne when growing up in 1st Baptist Church and then working at the bakery in my junior and senior year of High School, which helped greatly in learning to meet and deal with all types of people. I was President of the Student body my senior year, and he was always very understanding when I had to be out for something related to that, and I have never forgotten it. He was a good man who definitely put his belief in God into "working terms," not for show. He will be warmly remembered.


Betty Brevard posted on 1/29/09

Deepest sympathy to the family of Mr. Cole. I met Mr. Cole a number of years ago when he would come swim where i work. Such a kind man. I feel he was a true inspiration to anyone he met. He talked with such love and pride of his wife and family. I will always remember him with highest respect. I know he is soaring with the angels today. God be with all of you.


Ernestine Capps Nagell posted on 2/8/09

My prayers are for each of you, as you go this heartbreaking time. I'm sorry I didn't know sooner, but in case you've forgotten me, I'm Ernest ( Ernie ) Capps' daughter. I grew up loving you all, and my Daddy thought of you as his family. I said "Goodbye for Now" to him, on Mar. 19, 1989, and you were all so kind to me then, as I thought my heart could not stand it. I know, both my Daddy and Mr. Cole, are waiting on each of us, with our Lord Jesus. May God bless your entire family, now and always, With my love, Ernestine Capps Nagell


Alton Connor posted on 1/29/09

Mike and family ... My deepest sympathy to you and your family in the passing of your Father. I know what you are going through as my Father passed on 02/28/03. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and yours in these days ahead. May God bless, comfort and strengthen each of you. Alton


Ramona Jaynes Ritter posted on 1/29/09

Dear Mrs. Cole, Carol, Mike and Gee Dee, Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. I have fond memories from the Bakery with Mr. Cole and all of you. Sincerely, Ramona Jaynes Ritter


EHHS Classes of 69 & 70 posted on 1/29/09

Dear Michael and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Your friends from EHHS Class of '69 and Class of '70.


Phil and Gwen Hyder posted on 1/29/09

We have very fond memories of Wayne. We pray that God will be close to you all and provide much comfort in the days and weeks ahead. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.