Henry Thomas Cole, age 56, passed away on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 in Beaumont, TX. Tommy was born Sept 14, 1965, in Glen Ridge, NJ, son of Henry Thomas Cole Sr, and Mary Miyoshi “Sally” Cole. A hard worker all his life, Tommy graduated from Cleburne TX High School in 1983 and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, where he served 12 years. He was a Gulf War veteran, a drill instructor at Parris Island, a deputy sheriff in Brunswick County, and he later drove OTR (Over the Road) for Howard Trucking of Laurel MS and Beaumont TX. Tommy loved music, especially playing it, riding his motorcycle, and he was a history buff.
Tommy was pre-deceased by his grandparents, beloved son Andrew Thomas Cole, and sister Kimberly Young. Survivors, in addition to his parents, are his daughter Breanna Morgan (Dustin), bonus daughter Tori Simpson, grandson Asher Murrell, special aunts Audrey Yeager and Vicki Cole, special cousins Karl & Greg Yeager, Nancy Golson, Cindy Caulder, and many others, niece Amanda Giles, and the mother of his children, Patti Hewett Cole, and his girlfriend Shelli McLerran.
The family will receive friends at 11:00 AM– 1:30 PM on Saturday June 11, 2022 at Brunswick Funeral Service in Bolivia, NC followed by graveside services at 2:00 PM at Hewett Family Cemetery with Rev. Jason Benton officiating. Pall bearers will be Karl Yeager, Greg Yeager, Jonnie Cole, John Cole Jr, Terry White, and Clint Simpson.
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