- 58 years old
- Date of birth: Aug 17, 1953
- Place of birth:
Beaumont, Texas, United States
- Date of passing: Aug 24, 2011
- Place of passing:
Hope, Arkansas, United States
|Let the memory of Peter Raymond be with us forever ~ "For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known."|
This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Peter Raymond Kole, 58, born on August 17, 1953 and passed away on August 24, 2011. We will remember him forever.
You were a great friend, cousin & foil. Where I was cautious, you were gregarious. Your face was always transparent, alight with mischief and encouragement to any adventure.
Exploring the Kole farm & family that I knew was always a wonderful adventure with you. Any tool or machine young boys could imagine, and a summer to exhaust the imagination. Thousands of acres, with horses, barns, mechanic shops, tree houses, hydroplane boats, catfish. Wildlife and ponds, swimming and riding, big breakfasts and honey comb from bees in farm building walls. And huge concrete locks to protect the fresh from the salt water so near the Gulf.
All we needed was an idea. Then we were off... egging on Halloween, or rabbit hunting with 22/410s, or gig frogging, maybe driving crazy in a park in old rattletrap cars. (& stuff I'd still get in trouble about now if my mom found out!)
Recently I meet a new friend at work in Orange, just before his retirement. When I mentioned I was from Winnie, he immediately mentioned your name as someone else from there, and said you & his brother were great friends in college football. Imagine how his face lit up in amazement when I told him we were cousins! Then the memories & stories flowed.
I lost track of you after high school. But I have never been more than a moment away from a memory you shared with me, and a smile of remembrance of our youth.
We are always cousins, and soon will be friends again in eternity.
""Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal." ~ Irish proverb."
"Thomas has now joined you saints in heaven. I look forward to the day we will all be together again. Hug my son for me, dear brother."
"Miss you, Pete. The moon's been full the last few nights ~ and I think of you. You are still the best howler at the full moon like a werewolf I've ever known. Now I howl at it, just to stand in your place ~ gotta' keep the tradition going. Love, your sis, Meg"
"08/24/11 03:39 PM #1
Peter was one of my best friends in High School and was always fun to be around. Guy, Peter, and myself had many many good times at the farm growing up and learning to work hard and play even harder. I'll miss you my old friend R.I.P."
"08/24/11 09:29 PM #3
Carol Barton Gentz
Although I was not in the in crowd and I didn't ever go out to the Kole farm, I do remember Peter being such a clown in school. Always pretending to run into a door or something to make us all laugh. So sad to hear about his death. Prayers to all his family for comfort and strength during this difficult time."
"08/24/11 05:11 PM #2
Lois Cuniff Griffiths
My prayers to the family and friends of Peter Kole. I did not know Peter very well but he was a part of a caring and loving family. May he rest in peace in heaven."
"A light in the world.......so apparent to those of us who witnessed the adoration of his nieces and nephews at his home going.I just remember a stunningly handsome young man the age of my brother,Ralph. I wish I had known you better."
"WHAT AT GUY....He was always very special to me and always will be. He was and is truly a kind soul. I will miss him. Love you Peter, Sincerely, Little Pat"
"TO THE KOLE FAMILY
SORRY FOR LOSS ,THE LORD IS THERE FOR YALL. DOLORES,MARYANNE,HERBERT,NORRIS SIMON
Friday, August 26, 2011"
"I was so sorry to hear about Peter. I remember his big smile & great personality.
Jackie Keating Boelsen
Thursday, August 25, 2011"
"We were all so sorry to hear about "Uncle" Pete.He was an adorable, loving man and we are all going to miss him very much. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
John and Paula May and family
Thursday, August 25, 2011"
"So sorry for your loss. He is a very sweet man. He had breakfast at McDonalds with my dad."
August 27, 2011 10:20 AM"
"Deepest sympathy to the family during this loss,may god be with each one during this time."
kathy and rick dillard
August 26, 2011 2:21 PM"
"We are very sorry for your loss.
David Parker State Farm
August 25, 2011 2:22 PM"
"We love you Claire, Hollis, Jason, and Caleb along with all those you hold dear. Praying our faithful heavenly Abba keep pouring comfort and courage to and through you to walk moment by moment in communion with Him into each good work He's dreamed of for u until that soon reunion"
"The Harris family wants to thank each and every one of you who attended the visitation and funeral. What a comfort it was to see so many people who loved my dear brother, Peter. We are deeply touched by the out pouring of love and sympathy."
"The boys coffe shop table has an empty seat, with an empty tray, and an empty cup. No one sits there."
"I remember Peter being full of spunk and always a cutup in school.He had a broad smile that I recall. I say to family and friends that loved him...What the caterpillar calls the end of the world the Master calls a buttterfly. Godspeed to you Peter. Peace to the family."
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