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Herbert Allen Cole  

Herbert Allen Cole

February 28, 1945 – October 14, 2017

Herbert Allen Cole, age 72, of Newark, DE, passed away on Saturday, October 14, 2017.

Herbert was born in Wilmington, DE on February 28, 1945, and was a son of the late Charles L. and Susanna L. (Guns) Cole. A skilled carpenter by trade, he worked for 35 years with Carpenters Local 626.

An avid hunter and fisherman, Herbert spent many happy hours outdoors. In his leisure time, he enjoyed watching classic western movies. Herbert was a beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend to many. He will be dearly missed.

Herbert is survived by his wife of 54 years, Rebecca M. (Tagnon) Cole; daughters, Michele Cox (Tim), Dawn Cole, and Jeni Lewis (Sam); brothers, Charles Cole, Jr. (Barbara) and Arthur Cole (Dixie); grandchildren, Brandy Cox, Aaron Bragg, and Joshua and Delaney Lewis; and great grandson, Jordan Bragg.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 11:30 am until 1:00 pm on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE. Interment will follow in Head of Christiana Cemetery, Nottingham Road, Newark, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Herbert’s memory may be made to the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, c/o Christiana Care, P.O. Box 1668, Wilmington, DE 19899.

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  1. Tom and Kim Lewis, October 15, 2017

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless Herb.

  2. Vina Castle, October 15, 2017

    I’m so sorry about your loved one and if any can do for you and family just let me know Prayers are with you and family. Vina Castle.

  3. Tim & Heather Spangler, October 16, 2017

    Our prayers & deepest sympathies go out to you all.

    May God provide comfort during this time.

    God Bless.

  4. L. Carlynne Sloan, October 16, 2017

    Prayers to all of you. Thank you for being such wonderful neighbors and all the fond memories i will have of Herb.

    God Bless
    Carlynne Sloan

  5. Debbie Cox, October 16, 2017

    To the Cole family,

    Sorry for your loss. Hold happier times close to your heart and may the memories of good times overshadow all else.

    Deb and Dave

  6. Karen Martin, October 18, 2017

    Condolences to the Cole family. Sorry for your loss.

  7. Kim Halling/Waltherkim, October 18, 2017

    So sorry for your loss. My thoughts & prayers go out to all. Michelle &, Dawn I love you both and remember he is with you always & keeping you close to him. Had so great times growing up with u and later on good times with him. Thank you herbbie for letting, teaching me to shoot that gun. Taught me well now I have my own. See you some day. R I P my friend. Much LOVE, Kimmie.

  8. Phil Dickerson, October 21, 2017

    So sorry to hear of Herbie’s passing. Just happened across his obituary while looking for another acquaintance listing. Had a few good times with Herb back in my younger days. My condolences to all the family.


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