Eddie “Dee” (Dunn) Cole

Eddie “Dee” (Dunn) Cole
June 4, 1930 – October 1, 2017
SAINT JO – Eddie “Dee” (Dunn) Cole, 87, passed away on Oct. 1, 2017.
A visitation was from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Saint Jo Church of Christ.
A funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Saint Jo Church of Christ with burial following in Mountain Park Cemetery. Pallbearers were her grandsons, Mike Chism, Josh Cole, Jared Cole, Nick Cole, Matt Smith, Eric Dennis, Ryan Cole, Bryant Cole, Rodney Currin and Cesar Olivares.
One of nine children, Dee was born June 4, 1930 in Dye Mound to Milton and Sula (Cook) Dunn. She married the love of her life, Clarence E. “Sonny” Cole on Oct. 20, 1948 in Tulia.
They were the proud parents of four children. They were both employed at the Saint Jo Tribune in the early 60s, then later leased it and soon became the owners, and that continues to this day – more than 50 years. She continued to work at the Tribune until her health prevented it sometime during 2016. Dee and Sonny helped to organize and were members of a country western band, “The Country Cutups” for 25 years.
Although she had many titles in her life, Dee’s most important ones were wife, mother and Granny (her favorite). She was a faithful member of Saint Jo Church of Christ and a Sunday school teacher.
Her favorite occupation was “preacher’s wife.” She was beside her husband, Sonny, every step of the way during his more than 50 years of preaching all the while raising their children. He always says without her he could not have done any of it.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Milton and Sula (Cook) Dunn; sisters, Betty Martin and Elwanda Dunn; brothers, Jack Dunn, Cruse Dunn, Lynn Maddox, Raymond Maddox and Frank Dunn; and son-in-law, Ricky Smith.
Dee is survived by her husband of 69 years, Clarence E. “Sonny” Cole, Saint Jo; daughters, Judy and husband Charlie Taylor, and Becky Smith all of Saint Jo; sons, Mike and wife Lynetta Cole, Alvord, and Tim and wife Sherry Colem Fort Worth; 13 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren and brother, Melvin “Snooks” Dunn, Saint Jo.
Arrangements were entrusted to Scott Funeral Home in Saint Jo.
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