James Raymond Cole



Thursday March 28, 2019

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home

602 S. Lindsay Street, Gainesville, TX 76240

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Dr. James Raymond Cole of Gainesville, TX passed away March 21, 2019 at the age of 87 years old. He was born on May 30, 1931 in Fort Worth to JT and Lonnie Louise Cole. He married his sweetheart, JoAnne James from San Antonio, and raised their four children in Gainesville as members of St. Paul's Episcopal Church.

Dr. Cole grew up in Fort Worth with his late brother, Ralph Cole, and late sister, Eva Lela King. Dr. Cole graduated from Southwestern Medical School in 1957. He was a family practitioner in Gainesville, retiring in 2014 at the age of 83 years old. He met the love of his life, JoAnne, while he was in medical school and she was in nursing school. They worked alongside each other for over 50 years.

Dr. Cole loved being with and spending time with his family, taking care of his patients, working on one of his two beloved ranches, playing golf, road trips, cheering on the Dallas Cowboys, and spoiling his wife. He will be remembered as a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, doctor, rancher, and cowboy.

Dr. Cole is survived by his wife, JoAnne James Cole; his four children: Dr. Steven Cole and his wife Janice, Nancy Cole and her husband Ben, Michael Cole and his wife Serena, and David Cole and his wife Cathy; his eleven grandchildren: Ryan, Alice, Will, Britney Jo, Ashley, Branden, Barrett, Christian, Maddi, Camille, and Cooper; and his two great-grandchildren: Oliver and Kilian, with one more on the way.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, March 28, 2019 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home in Gainesville, TX. Funeral services will be on Friday, March 29, 2019 at 1:00 PM at St. Paul's Episcopal Church with Fr. Jeff Stubbs officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Episcopal Church at https://stpaulsgainesville.com/.
Published on March 26, 2019
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10 posts

J.D. Carlton
Apr 08, 2019
So sorry about the Loss of Dr. Cole. He was a great Doctor & good Friend. A very good Man.
He was my Dr. For many years.
He will be Greatly missed.
Prayers & Condolences for his Family. 🌷🌷🌿🌻🌻🌿🌺🌸🌿
Jeanne Harrison Bodholdt
Apr 07, 2019
My condolences. I remember Dr. Cole and Joann fondly as two who epitomized family medical care. I always felt safe when in their care, and knew that my mom was in good hands as well. God bless and comfort you all.
Dr. Roane and Mr. Wayne McLaughlin
Mar 31, 2019
Dr. Cole was a great inspiration and role model for me.
Chuck Bernauer
Mar 28, 2019
Zach & Amber Shell
Mar 28, 2019
Danny Neal
Mar 27, 2019
My hats off with due respect to Dr Cole, a fine gentleman, doctor, and a heck of a good cowboy. Dan Neal
Sarah schaffner
Mar 27, 2019
Nance,I am thinking of you and your family during this difficult time . Praying for all of you.
Larry & Jennifer Evans
Mar 26, 2019
Very sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Kat McLeroy
Mar 26, 2019
Very sorry for your loss. Dr. Cole will be missed by many!
Britney Jo Styer
Mar 26, 2019
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