Arthur Wayne Cole

March 20, 1922 - January 25, 2009
Arthur Wayne Cole

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Arthur Wayne Cole, 86, of Hendersonville, NC, died Sunday, January 25, 2009 at his home.

Born March 20, 1922 in Canton, NC, he was the son of the late Edward and Magnoma Miller Cole.

A veteran of World War II, he served as a sergeant in the US Army. He graduated from Brevard College and was employed by the Atlantic Coastline Railroad for a number of years. He moved to Henderson County in1952 and owned a number of businesses in the area: McFarlan Bakery from 1952-1974, the Open Door Gift Shop, Koles Konditori, and the C&C Supply Company. He was also an employee of the State of North Carolina.

He loved fishing and flying and was an avid pilot for many years.

He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Doris Klugh Cole of Hendersonville; three children, Carole R. Cole and husband, Bob Duram; Michael W. Cole and wife, Kathleen M. Cole; and Gary D. Cole; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 2 PM Saturday, January 31, 2009 at the Hendersonville Pentecostal Holiness Church with his son, the Reverend Gary D. Cole, officiating. Burial will be private. The family will receive friends Saturday from 12:30 ñ 2 PM at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hendersonville Rescue Mission, 639 Maple St., Hendersonville, NC 28791, or to the Hendersonville Pentecostal Holiness Church, 991 Upward Rd., Flat Rock, NC 28731.


Saturday, January 31, 2009
12:00 AM

Hendersonville Pentecostal Holiness Church - Directions
991 Upward Road
Flat Rock, NC 28731

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  • January 29, 2009
    Phil and Gwen Hyder says:
    We have very fond memories of Wayne. We pray that God will be close to you all and provide much comfort in the days and weeks ahead. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • February 08, 2009
    Ernestine Capps Nagell says:
    My prayers are for each of you, as you go this heartbreaking time. I'm sorry I didn't know sooner, but in case you've forgotten me, I'm Ernest ( Ernie ) Capps' daughter. I grew up loving you all, and my Daddy thought of you as his family. I said "Goodbye for Now" to him, on Mar. 19, 1989, and you were all so kind to me then, as I thought my heart could not stand it. I know, both my Daddy and Mr. Cole, are waiting on each of us, with our Lord Jesus. May God bless your entire family, now and always, With my love, Ernestine Capps Nagell

  • February 02, 2009
    Gary Stiffler says:
    Dear Doris and Family, I was proviledged to know Wayne when growing up in 1st Baptist Church and then working at the bakery in my junior and senior year of High School, which helped greatly in learning to meet and deal with all types of people. I was President of the Student body my senior year, and he was always very understanding when I had to be out for something related to that, and I have never forgotten it. He was a good man who definitely put his belief in God into "working terms," not for show. He will be warmly remembered.

  • February 01, 2009
    David Duncan says:
    My deepest condolences go out to the family of Wayne Cole. I spent the better part of my youth running around the Hendersonville airport and growing up. I remember vividly Wayne and N9894G. Wayne was very instrumental in my already peeked interest in aviation. My father, Roy C Duncan was very specific about who we were able to fly with and Wayne was always my favorite person to fly with. I remember spending many days in the right seat of the 172 and I will always cherish the wonderful memories that I was able to share, thanks to Wayne. It did not ever matter what kind of day Wayne was having, he was always interested in what I had to say and is a role model for me still today. I am truly blessed to have made Wayne's acquaintance and will miss him greatly. May God hold you all near and dear during this time of loss. I know that Wayne and Dad are up there, along with the rest of the bunch that have already made their final departure from this world and the confines thereof, smiling and having the greatest fly in that has ever been! Respectfully, David Duncan and Family

  • January 31, 2009
    Colonel & mrs Carroll D Strider, Sr says:
    Dear Doris, We regret that we could not be there with you to celebrate the life of Wayne You have our deepest sympathy and prayers. God Bless, Carroll & Sybil