Alex Arthur Cole


Alex Arthur Cole, age 65 of Lakeview passed away on Sunday, December 21, 2014 at Spectrum Health – Butterworth Campus.  Alex was born on May 5, 1949 in Lakeview, Michigan, the son of Wendell and Ruth (Rose) Cole.  He was raised in the Lakeview area and attended Lakeview High School.


On September 13, 1968, Alex married Connie Campbell in Lakeview.  Alex worked at Towers Automotive in Greenville, Michigan for 27 years.  The last 15 years he spent working as a truck driver for Michigan Turkey in Grand, Rapids, retiring in 2014.  Alex enjoyed deer hunting, antique cars, riding motor cycle, telling off colored jokes and spending time with his family and cats.


Alex is survived by his wife, Connie; children:  Stephanie (Richard) Armstrong, Kimberly Cole and Dana (Darin) Stewart all of Lakeview; seven grandchildren:  Taylor and Hunter Collin, Parker Armstrong, Kirstin Lint, Breanna Cole, Kylie and Haidyn Stewart; two great-grandsons:  Corben Auni and Cayson Spinner and a sister, Mary Cole of West Branch.


Alex was preceded in death by his parents, Wendell and Ruth; five brothers:  Dennis, Donnie, Russell, John and Patrick Cole and two sisters:  Janet Keller and June Staffen.


A Memorial Service has been scheduled for Saturday, December 27, 2014 at 1 p.m. at Brigham Funeral Chapel, 9977 W. Howard City-Edmore Road in Lakeview with Pastor Dave Hansen officiating.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made payable to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville, Avenue, Dallas, Texas  75231-4596.


Condolences may be expressed to the family utilizing the guestbook below.






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  • Helen Taylor (Friday, December 26 14 12:38 pm EST)

    Connie and family - sincere condolences on your loss. Thinking of you in god's love.

  • Kelley Taylor (Wednesday, December 24 14 11:04 pm EST)

    Kelley and Dennis Taylor - sending our love.

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