Simprose "Sam" R. Cole

November 16, 2019


Simprose (Sam) R. Cole, 76, of Riverview, Florida, passed away on November 16, 2019, surrounded by his family and friends. Beloved husband of the late Phyllis B. Cole, loving dad of Lorrie, Kimberly and Sammy. His beloved Maltese -Sebastian. Grandpa of Jonathan Rhoden, Stephanie Rhoden (Rob) and Ashley Tirado (Pedro). Great-Grandpa to Abby Holmes, Nicole Murphy, Nora Murphy and Elijah Tirado. Sisters, Nina Atkiels (Terry), Connie Cole (Joey), Delores Carlson and Victoria Timosan. Nieces and Nephews, the late Janet Donehey, Bill Atkiels (Margot), Mike Atkiels (Alison), Jeannie Emerson (Tom), Carla Leo and Gretchen Timosan. Great Nieces and Nephews, Teddy Brennan, Terry Brennan, Timmy Brennan (Tessa), William Atkiels, Matthew Bauerle, Michael Atkiels, Rhyse Donehey and Kiersten Donehey. Great Great-nephew Alexander Atkiels. So many more family and friends to list.

Sam retired from the grocery industry after 30 plus years.

Sam was dedicated to his country, he retired from the Army after 27 years of service; 6 years active working on the DMZ in Korea and 21 years in the Army reserve.

Sam enjoyed fishing, building models and mostly the Chicago Bears. Sam’s fun-loving spirit will be missed by all.

Viewing service will be held for family and friends on November 21, 2019, 3pm - 8pm at Cooney Funeral Home, 3918 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 60618.

Shelter service will be held on November 22, 2019, 10am at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, 20953 W Hoff Rd, Elwood, IL 60421

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November 21, 2019

3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Cooney Funeral Home
3918 W. Irving Park
Chicago, IL 60618

Shelter Service
November 22, 2019

10:00 AM
Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery
20953 W. Hoff Rd
Elwood, IL 60421

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