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Steve Loyd Cole

steve-cole-1Steve Loyd Cole, age 59, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Saturday December 3, 2016 at his home in Mena.

Steve was born in Mena, Arkansas on October 21, 1957 to the late Loyd Jackson Cole and Vivian Maxine Jackson Cole. He was married to Michelle French Cole and worked for Arkansas Highway Department. Steve loved watching sports and was an avid Razorback fan. He was a longtime member of the Mena Elks Lodge. Steve along with wife Michelle opened their home to several foreign exchange students.  One of his favorite places was hanging out with his “men friends” at the Fox Den, sharing stories. Steve had a deep love for his family and friends and enjoyed his dogs, Lucky and Maggie. He was a loving son, husband, and friend to all who knew him.  He will be missed by all.

He is survived by wife, Michelle Cole of 32 years; mother, Vivian Maxine Cole of Mena, Arkansas; and special friend, who Steven loved as a son, Julian Latke of Germany.

He was preceded in death by his father, Loyd Jackson Cole.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, December 9, 2016 at St. Agnes Catholic Church at 1:00 p.m. with Father Norbert Rappold as Celebrant. Interment will follow in the Pinecrest Memorial Park under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Family and friends visitation will be Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Beasley Wood Chapel.

Pallbearers will be Mark Matejek, Tom Matejek, Roy Baker, Randy Pounds, Eric Hughes, Jerrod Posey, Chance Strother, and Brandon Craig.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Mena Elks Lodge Elderly Food Pantry.

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