Roy Junior Cole

Sep 21, 2021
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10:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 28, 2021, at Garden View Chapel 
  The Service will be recorded and posted below.


One hour before the service at Garden View Chapel


Garden of Memories Cemetery with Graveside Military Rites conducted by Becker-Chapman American Legion Post #138 and the U.S. Navy Funeral Honor Detail.


may be directed to the family.


Roy Junior Cole, 79, of Waterloo, died Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.  He was born March 13, 1942, in Mt. Sterling the son of Roy R. and Sylvia Boyd Cole.  

He married Ruby Anderson; they were later divorced.  He married Jacalyn Tarbox on November 6, 2004, at Chapel in the Woods in Evansdale. 

Roy served in the U.S. Navy from 1961-1963.

He worked for The Maytag Company, retiring after many years.

Survived by: his wife Jacalyn Cole of Waterloo; three daughters, Lynne Golinaux and Patti Gardener both of Newton, Anita (Frank) Coryell of Los Angeles, CA; eight grandchildren, Martha, Laura, Melanie, Matthew, Mark, Mason, Adam and Rachelle; eight great-grandchildren; four brothers, Ralph Cole of Grinnell, Lloyd Cole of Santa Fe, NM, LaVene and Richard Cole both of Newton; and a half-sister, Vicki Lane of Stockport.

Preceded in death by: his father, Roy R.; his mother and stepfather Sylvia and Gerald Sampson; a son, Roy Christopher Cole; a grandson, Andrew “Geno” Aragon; a son-in-law, Mark Gardener; two brothers, Virgil and Harold Cole; and a sister, Arlene Gaskell. 

Garden View Chapel is in charge of arrangements 319-232-2222.  Online condolences may be left at

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  1. Debbie Lamb McQuilkin | Sep 26, 2021

    My deepest condolences to Lynne, Patti, Anita & families. So sad to see of his passing. You had a wonderful Father & it was great to see Roy again since 1975. Alot of years passed but he still looked the same & as shocked & happy to see each other & of all places in Waterloo.

    Sending you all love, hugs & many Prayers!!

    May God wrap his arms around you, give you strength & memories get you thru this difficult time.

  2. Lana Henry | Sep 22, 2021
  3. Lana Henry | Sep 22, 2021
    Lana Henry and Shirley Baker. Linda Cole`sister`s want to send are sorry for your loss. we met Junior throug LaVene and Linda when we were younger. He was always such a nice guy we loved him.  

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