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Jeffrey I. Cole

Obituary for Jeffrey I. Cole

January 25, 1955 - April 3, 2018
Spring, Texas | Age 63


Mr. Jeffrey I. Cole, 63, husband of Melissa Clark Cole, passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2018.

Jeff was born in Montgomery, AL, the son of Malcolm and June Nicholl Cole. He worked as a United Airlines ramp agent in Houston.

Those that knew Jeff can well attest to his sharp wit, the way he used humor in every situation, and the boundless love he had for those he loved. To his family, Jeff was known as Pappy, the name he chose when he first became a grandfather to Xavier, the name that his granddaughter Eleanor would shriek with joy when she saw him, and the name that inspired the biggest of grins from his youngest granddaughter Hagen.

In lieu of a funeral, a celebration of life will take place in Cleveland, OH and Houston, TX at future dates. For those wishing to honor Jeff, donations in his name can be made to the Cleveland MetroParks Legacy Fund at Notification of your gift will be sent to:

Melissa Cole
c/o Harbrecht
150 Liberty Hwy
Liberty, SC 29657

Surviving in addition to his parents of Olmsted Township, OH, and his wife of 37 years, Melissa, of Spring, TX, are two daughters, Angela Creech and husband Jeff, of Clermont, FL, and Alonna Harbrecht and husband Brandon, of Liberty; three grandchildren, Xavier, Eleanor, and Hagen; two sisters, Karen Massaad and husband, Sleiman of Olmsted Township, OH, and Lisa Pilla and husband, Joseph, of Cleveland, OH.

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