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Franklin Dale Cole

Funeral services for Franklin Dale Cole, 84, Moody, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 14, 2018 at the Langston Street Chapel of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.


Mr. Cole went to be with the Lord at 3:05 p.m., Sunday, January 7, 2018 at Ozarks Medical Center.


He was born April 18, 1933, at Koshkonong, Missouri, to William Clarence “Bill” Cole and Sylvia Edna Brazeal Cole.  In 1955, he married his childhood sweetheart, Grace Holloway at Couer D. Alene, Idaho.  Frank served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.  He spent his younger years working with his Dad in the timber.  In his later years, he lived in Washington State, where he grew alfalfa hay for export.  He enjoyed his grandchildren; family was very important to him.  Mr. Cole enjoyed traveling and reading his Bible. Frank will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.


He is survived by his wife of sixty-two years, Grace Cole; two sons, Russell Cole and wife, Sherrie and Scott Cole and wife, Kim; one daughter, Melissa Durfee and husband, David; thirteen grandchildren, Tabitha, Bethany, Allison, Tim, Kristen, Nicole, Jamie, Jon, Marissa, Dave, Jessika, Ryanne and Desirae; twenty-four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.


His parents and three brothers, Clarence “Sonny” Cole, Arch Cole and Tommy Cole, preceded him in death.


Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Saturday, at the Langston Street Chapel of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.  Burial will be in the Stuart Union Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at