Dave Andrew Cole was born March 30, 1974, in Madisonville, to Arnold Cole and Helen (Brown) Cole. He grew up and lived in Madisonville his entire life. Dave was employed by the Texas Department of Transportation for 22 years. He was also a member of the First Baptist Church in Madisonville. He graduated from Madisonville High School in 1992. He showed, volunteered and supported the Madison County Fair Association throughout his life. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends on the front porch. He also enjoyed roping and riding horses, watching John Wayne movies, and working cows.
Dave passed away June 26, 2018, in Madisonville, at the age of 44 years. He was preceded in death by both of his grandparents and his uncle, William Cole. Surviving family members are his wife, Stephanie (Schroeder) Cole of Madisonville; parents Arnold and Helen Cole of Madisonville; brother Steven Cole and wife Katherine of Normangee; daughter Hannah (Cole) Henry and husband Evan; sons Cody Cole and Tyler Martin; in-laws Milton and Wanda Schroeder of Anderson; brothers- and sisters-in-laws William and Mallory Schroeder of Bryan and Stephen (Rooster) and Miranda Schroeder of Brenham; uncles and aunts Nap and Martha Cole of Bryan, Eunice Cole of Madisonville, and James Brown of Madisonville; and nephews and niece Jacob, Samuel, and Andrew Cole of Normangee, Leylan and Lexan Schroeder of Brenham, and Hayden and Charly Mae Schroeder of Bryan. He is also survived by many cousins and extended family.
Pallbearers were Bill White, Bob Colwell, Henry Cool, Stephen Trichel, A.C. LaSalle and Marcus O’Neal.
Honorary pallbearers were Terry Dean, Roy Pilgrim, Raymon Crow, Joe James, Chuck Heath, Marvin Craig, Carl Schroeder and Ricky Kimich.
Dave volunteered and supported the Madison County Fair Association, in honor of his wishes memorial donations may be made to the Dave Cole Memorial Scholarship that was set up in his honor, P.O. Box 1151 Madisonville, TX 77864.