Carl Thomas 'Tom' Cole


Carl Thomas "Tom" Cole, age 96, of Beaver, WV passed away August 18, 2019 at Bowers Hospice House.
Born in Collinsdale, West Virginia on October 15, 1922, Tom was the son of the late Carlie Fountain Cole and Blanche Meadows Cole.
In addition to his parents, Tom was preceded in death by his wife, Edna Eleanor Green Cole, a daughter, Theresa Cole Currence, brothers Hubert, Carlton, Byron, Paul and John, and sisters Merle, Hila, and Sereta.
Tom is survived by a daughter, Sandra Cole Richmond and her husband Kenneth of Shady Spring; grandchildren Christina Richmond Ward (Dennis), Andrew Currence and Angela Currence Goddard; great grandchildren Natalie Ward, Nathan Ward, Dana Phillips, Michael Goddard, Hayden Holliday, and Ethan Currence; great-great grandchildren Sydnie and Benton Phillips as well as several nieces and nephews.
Tom was a graduate of Shady Spring High School and spent the majority of his adult life in Beaver. He enlisted in the U. S. Navy during World War II serving in both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters. He was awarded many service medals including the Silver Star.
Tom was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing, particularly ocean fishing in his beloved Nags Head and Avon, NC.
Funeral services will be conducted at 12:00 noon, Thursday, August 22, 2019, at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Chapel in Shady Spring, with the Reverend Orville Setliff officiating. Entombment will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Friends may call at the funeral home beginning at 11:00 a.m. prior to services.
In lieu of flowers, donations of sympathy may be made to Hospice of Southern West Virginia, 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley, WV 25801.
Online condolences and other expressions of sympathy may be directed to the family via our guestbook at
Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 729 Flat Top Road, Shady Spring, WV.
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Nancy K. Cole ..(.Mrs. Robert Cole)
Aug 21, 2019
I was so glad to have met and got to know Bob's Uncle Tom. He was an inspiration of toughness and kindness and courage to keep going on.

We have some video tapes of him telling about his early work and WW2 deployment. We hope to get them on discs and make them available to the whole family.

My sympathy to Sandy and all who loved him. Nan
Virginia Kincaid
Aug 20, 2019
I will remember our morning coffee together before I would head home from work. He would always give me a hug and smile and told me to becareful. My heart goes out to the family. He was a good man.