James Mansel “Jimmy” Cole, Jr

by Lynn McMillen
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James Mansel “Jimmy” Cole, Jr of Sardis Community, passed away Sunday, April 14, 2024 at Cullman Regional Medical Center.


Jimmy was born on July 5, 1942 to James and I.V Cole. He loved his family and was a wonderful provider. Jimmy worked for 25 years at Southern Energy Homes. He held many roles there, but his favorites were welding and maintenance. He was a tough task master and demanded perfection from himself and those who worked with him, but he enjoyed teaching the “young boys” with whom he worked. After he retired, Jimmy enjoyed welding and metal working at home. He made crosses from horseshoes and flowers from tin cans and gave them away for others to enjoy. He loved to work with his daughter, Michelle on various projects and could construct anything out of cardboard and make it look real.


Visitation will be Friday, April 19, 2024 from 6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. at Sardis Baptist Church #2 in the Sardis Community. Mr. Cole will lie in state on Saturday 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. where the service will follow at 2:00p.m. Burial will be at the adjoining Cemetery in the Sardis Community, Addison. Brother Jeffery Wiggins, Brother William McClellan, and Brother Brian Weems will officiate.


Jimmy is survived by his wife of 53 years, Nelda Cole; daughters, Michelle Cole and Shirley Ann Motes; granddaughter, Amanda Evans; grandson, Stone Cole Evans; nieces, Lola Mae Spear Bowman, Kelly Carey, Tonya (Bob) Cole Houck, Tricia Dale (John) Tinker, Gail Everett, Denise (Chris) Sibley; nephews, Kenny (Mary) Spear, Keith (Sandra) Spear, James “Jimbo” (Jennifer) Cole, Jamie (Laura) Hutcheson, Jason (Kim) Hutcheson, Joseph Aday; and several great nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by his parents, James Mansel Cole Sr, and I.V Fincher Cole; sister, Nola Cole Armor; brother, Joe Wade Cole; and stepmother, Ina Jewel Cole.


The family would like to express a special thanks to his nurses, Stacy Defoor Fuson and Jennifer Gibbs. The therapists, Kyle Key, Russell Lockhart and Chelsea Willingham Privett of Center Well Home Health for the wonderful care they provided for the past five years.



Memories and condolences may be shared at www.nicholsfuneralhomes.com

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