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."
  • 58 years old
  • Born on August 17, 1953 in Beaumont, Texas, United States.
  • Passed away on August 24, 2011 in Hope, Arkansas, United States.

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.

Posted by Mm Lytle on September 25, 2019
Mama sang bass, so the song says. I know you're in that angelic choir, Peter, and I can't wait to join you. Miss you a lot. See you there.
Posted by Claire Harris on September 24, 2019
Hal McClelland has now joined you. After you left for glory, Hal called every year on your birthday to tell me he was thinking of you. He'd reminisce about the good old days y'all were college roommates at SFA. He considered you one of his best friends. I sent him with a message to give you a big bear hug from me. I miss you Pete. Until we meet again.
Posted by Hollis Harris on August 24, 2019
Hello Pete! Miss you a lot and think of you often. You were one of the finest people I ever had the joy to know. I say joy because I smile and laugh when I think of you even now, all these years later. You were not dealt the best of hands in life, and yet you were a blessing to those who truly knew you. I was one, and I am blessed to have called you friend. Rest in God's arms and I will see you again.
Posted by Debbie Virtue on August 19, 2018
We know you are cheering us on Peter to yield to Jesus' Spirit of hope and help to LET Him bear the fruit that remains in and through us all!
Love you Claire and precious family
Posted by Debbie Virtue on August 17, 2017
Your life light and ripples keep expanding as in the great cloud of witnesses you cheer family onward in Jesus' goodness and grace.
Posted by Ralph McBride on August 17, 2015
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.

Ralph McBride
Posted by Claire Harris on August 24, 2014
"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal." ~ Irish proverb.
Posted by Mollie Bridges on September 4, 2013
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.
Posted by Mm Lytle on August 24, 2013
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
Posted by Hollis Harris on May 4, 2012
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.
Posted by Hollis Harris on May 4, 2012
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.
Posted by Hollis Harris on May 4, 2012
08/24/11 03:39 PM #1  
Billy Stevens

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.
Posted by Vickey-John Gaulding on November 14, 2011
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.
Posted by Pat Barrow on September 24, 2011
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
Posted by From Brazzel Funeral Home... on September 23, 2011
We are very sorry for your loss.

David Parker State Farm
Hope, AR
August 25, 2011 2:22 PM
Posted by From Brazzel Funeral Home... on September 23, 2011
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
Posted by From Brazzel Funeral Home... on September 23, 2011
So sorry for your loss. He is a very sweet man. He had breakfast at McDonalds with my dad."

Vickie Rook
Midlothian Tx
August 27, 2011 10:20 AM
Posted by From Broussard's Mortuary... on September 23, 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
Hope, AR
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Posted by From Broussard's Mortuary... on September 23, 2011
I was so sorry to hear about Peter. I remember his big smile & great personality.

Jackie Keating Boelsen
Baytown, TX
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Posted by From Broussard's Mortuary... on September 23, 2011


Friday, August 26, 2011
Posted by Debbie Virtue on September 9, 2011
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
Posted by Claire Harris on September 7, 2011
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.
Posted by Harvey Smith on September 2, 2011
The boys coffe shop table has an empty seat, with an empty tray, and an empty cup. No one sits there.
Posted by Linda Parfait on August 26, 2011
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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