Richard S. Cole Sr.


Richard S. Cole Sr., 68, passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at Kent Hospital with his wife and children by his side.

He was a son of the late Earl W. Cole Sr. and Gladys (Schubert) Cole. Richard was employed as a heavy equipment operator for the city of Warwick for over 20 years before retiring and was a member of the Oakland Beach Volunteer Fire Company.

He was the beloved husband of Karen M. (Mitchell) Cole. Besides his wife, he is survived by his children, Richard S. Cole Jr. and his wife, Alyssa, Erin M. Parks, and Kelli J. Cole; brothers, John and Earl Cole, Jr.; sister, Sharon France and grandchildren: Tyler, Alyson, Richard III, Brandon, Mikayla, and Karena.

His funeral service will be held Monday, February 11, 2019 at 10 a.m. in the Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Chapel, 2435 Warwick Ave. Burial will be in Pawtuxet Memorial Park. Visiting hours, Sunday 4-7 p.m. Information and condolences, visit


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