Anthony A. “Pete” Cole

Anthony A. “Pete” Cole, 80, of Fort Valley, Virginia. passed away peacefully January 25, 2016 at the UVA Medical Center surrounded by his family.  The funeral service will be held on Friday, January 29, at 2:00 p.m. at Antioch Church of the Brethren in Woodstock.  Reverend George Bowers will officiate.  Burial will be private in Sunset View Memorial Gardens in Woodstock.

Pete was born March 3, 1935 in Oakton, Virginia, to the late Thomas Cole and Audrey Caton Cole.  Pete was an avid sportsman since childhood and loved to hunt and fish, as well as all types of shooting that involved his handloading.  He was a life member in the National Rifle Association and the North American Hunt Club.  Pete retired in 1998 after 47 years working in the automotive business of Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz and Toyota.  In 1998 he retired from Parson’s Chrysler.  During retirement, he enjoyed car racing, crossword puzzles, and spending time with his family.

Pete is survived by his loving wife, Mabel I. Cole; seven children, Terri Brandon (Joe) of Woodstock, Dwayne Cole (Cheryl) of Leonardtown, Maryland, George Smith of Anacortes, WA., Deborah Bennett of Green Bank, WA., Thomas Smith of Lake Stevens, WA., Lawrence Patrick Smith of Oak Harbor, WA. and Anthony Smith of Arlington, WA.; grandchildren, Cole Brandon and Marissa Brandon of Woodstock and Anthony Cole and Michael Cole of Leonardtown, MD.; 10 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren of WA.; brother Gary Cole of McLean and sister Marian Morris of Partlow. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Edwin and Leonard Cole.

Pallbearers will be Cole Brandon, Joe Brandon, Dwayne Cole, Larry Barton, Tommy Messer and Mack Gill.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Dellinger Funeral Home in Woodstock.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fort Valley Fire Department, c/o Russ Adams, 7088 Fort Valley Road, Fort Valley, VA 22652.

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5 Condolences to Anthony A. “Pete” Cole

  1. Mike and Brenda Ramey says:

    Mabel and Family,
    Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Pete will always be so very special to us and missed so very much. We will always cherish our memories especially the amazing toast he gave at our wedding. We don’t have to tell you what a wonderful man he is, as you already know. If there is anything we can do for you, please do not hesitate to ask.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Mike and Brenda

  2. Sherry (Morehead) Turcic and Kellie (Morehead) Warren says:

    Oh Mabel, I am so sorry for your lose. Pete was a gem. Bobby thought a lot of him. I am thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. He is in God’s loving hands now and is at peace. May God give you comfort.

  3. Brigitte Smith says:

    Dear Mabel I am so sorry for the lose of Pete. Prayers for you and the family. From Brigitte and Tom Smith With deepest sympathy.

  4. Bill and Pat Underwood says:

    To a dear friend: May you rest in peace. Prayers for the family. God Bless

  5. Ben, Dana, Andrew, and Wesley Kruszka says:

    Mabel and family, we are deeply sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers