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Mr. Walter  Jay Cole

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“Offering my condolences. As you remember your love one, may Almighty God and your treasured memories bring you peace, comfort, and strength to endure...Read More »
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“Sending sincere condolences at this difficult time. ”
2 of 5 | Posted by: Susan Cole - Battle Creek, MI

“Pat and family. My sincere sympathy goes out to you and your family. ”
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“So sorry for your loss, Shirley, Pat, and Nancy. May God grant you peace and comfort now and always. ”
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“I remember Mr Cole as a friendly man I would babysit for the kids and if it was a Friday night he would go to A&W and bring back chili dogs for...Read More »
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Walter Jay Cole, 82, passed away in Battle Creek, Michigan, on September 26, 2018. Walter was born in Battle Creek on January 22, 1936 to parents Walter and Eva (Poirier) Cole. Walter graduated from Battle Creek Central High School in 1955 and worked as a Switchman for Grand Trunk Railway for 42 years.

Walter enjoyed fishing and nature walks at Stuarts Landing in Marshall, MI. He also enjoyed gardening and cooking. Walter is survived by his three daughters; Patricia Ratliff, Shirley (Bobby) Smith, and Nancy Fullerton; four grandchildren, Carmen Davis, Amber Coleman, Tyrus Ratliff, and Steven Cole II and seven great-grandchildren. He is Preceded in death by his parents, son, Steven Cole; brothers, Jack, Lewis, Thomas, and Robert, and his sister Marjorie.

A private interment will take place at Oak Hill Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Arrangements by the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral and Cremation Care. Personal messages can be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.