Larry D. Cole, Sr. was born April 25, 1950, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Doris P. Cole and Fletcher Cole, both preceded him in death. Larry is survived by the love of his life, Sherri D. Cole of whom he was married to for 35 Years. His children, Eric Cole, Derrick Cole, Larry Cole, Jr. and Toi Cole Larry will cherish his memory forever. His Grandchildren, Kirsten Eberson, Isaiah Cole, Kari Cole, Lauryn Cole, Yazmin Eberson, and Ava Bayko will sorely miss his presence in their lives. He was also blessed to have three (3) amazing Great-Grandsons: William Alexander Dean, II, Wyatt Lewis Dean and Warrick Avant Dean.
After graduating from Lincoln Heights High School, Larry enlisted in the United States Army and during his tour of duty he traveled the US and abroad protecting the liberties and freedoms we enjoy today.
Larry was often characterized as the life of the party – the entertainer. Simply put, but profoundly recognized, he never met a stranger. Perhaps it is because he grew up in Lincoln Heights with his six (6) siblings: (Deceased) Terry Cole (Kaia); Harris Cole (Maria); (Deceased) Jane Lampkin (James Gordy); Mary Outtara; T. Maria Rucker (Everett); and Sharon Jackson (Herbert). They shared an unmatched bond.
This devoted husband, great father, supportive brother, loyal friend, veteran attended several institutions of higher education and received certifications in Welding and Mechanical Maintenance. He was also as a supervisor and completed several leadership courses during his 35-year tenure at the United States Postal Service.
Larry enjoyed spending quality time with his best friend of 45 years, Sherri; loved watching movies and entertaining friends; landscaped his lawn ensuring that it was manicured to perfection; made sure his house was in order; embodied a deep appreciation and affinity for luxury automobiles; and contributed countless hours helping the least, last, and left out.
On January 23, 2023, God called his warrior home to rest. Larry D. Cole, Sr.’s legacy and memories will live on in the lives of a host of relatives and friends who have been blessed by his example.