Obituary: Randy Cole, Sr., Pratt


PRATT—Randy Eugene Cole Sr. passed away February 26th, 2021 at Wesley Medical Center after a short battle with Lymphoma.  

Randy was born June 20, 1952 to Paul and Agnes (Mahaffey) Cole in Montebello, California.            Randy grew up in California, graduating in 1970 from Estancia High School in Costa Mesa, California.  He always loved all things automotive and spent most of his working life in auto-mechanics.  Randy moved to Pratt, Kansas in 1992.  He retired from 54 Express as assistant manager in 2019.

Randy married Rita Jo Winter on January 18, 2018, she survives.

Other survivors include mother-in-law Gloria Belcher of Pratt, stepdaughters Amanda (Chad) Mische,  Cheney, & Becky (Brent) Cagle, Lawrence, sister Cherylanne Newts, Corona, CA, brother Billy Cole of Coats, several step-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. 

Randy is proceeded in death by his wife Vicki, their son Randy Jr., their daughter Samantha, and his parents.

A Celebration of Randy’s Life will be held at a later date.  

Memorials may be made to the Randy Cole Memorial Fund in care of Wulf-Ast Mortuary, 911 Biermann, Garden Plain, KS 67050.

Published on March 19, 2021