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Anthony John Cole

Anthony John Cole, age 44, of Wickes, Arkansas, died Tuesday, June 22, 2021. He was born on Sunday, May 29, 1977, to Stoney Kevin Cole and Sherry Ann Craig Jewell in Mena, Arkansas.

Anthony loved God and his family. He was a welder for several years and also did impressive tattoo work. Anthony enjoyed fishing and playing his guitar in his free time. He and his wife loved their adventures at the river where they always hunted for heart-shaped rocks. Anthony enjoyed riding motorcycles and was a talented sketch artist. He was very proud of his children and cherished every moment spent with them. Anthony was a loving husband, father, son, brother, grandson, grandfather, nephew, uncle, cousin, and friend and will be missed by all who knew him.

Anthony is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Ralph & Birdie Cole, maternal grandfathers, James Craig and Mack McNully, and cousin, Garreth Stricklin.

Anthony is survived by his adoring wife, Jennifer Cole of Wickes; his father and stepmother, Stoney and Wanda Cole of De Queen; his mother and stepfather, Sherry and Mike Jewell of De Queen; maternal grandmother, Deanna McNully of De Queen; two sons, Trenton Cole of Sweet Home, Oregon, and Tommy Bufkin of Greenwood; three daughters, Mistie Rowe of Sweet Home, Oregon, Megan Cole of Sweet Home, Oregon, and Scarlett Bufkin of Greenwood, Arkansas; three brothers, Kevin Cole of Texarkana, Bret Torres of Nashville, and Jonathan Torres of Fort Smith; two sisters, Melissa Patrick of De Queen, and Kerri Cole of Wickes; two grandchildren, Mathew and Zella Pitts of Sweet Home, Oregon; uncles, Trent Craig of De Queen, and Jamie Craig of Grannis; and one aunt, Donna Stricklin of Hot Springs; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. 

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 26, 2021, at 12:00 p.m., at the Pentecostal Church of God in Wickes, Arkansas, with Brother Eddie Schlinker and Brother Tim Rose officiating. Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

Pallbearers will be Jeremy Craig, Justin Craig, Ted Sanders, Eric Hoyle, Ernest Decasez, Glen Johnson, Cecil Thomas, and Leroy Reid.

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