Nelson-Berna Funeral Home and Crematory

4520 North Crossover Road, P.O. Box 8982, Fayetteville, AR

Phone: 479-521-5000

George Robert Cole

Fayetteville, AR

1936 - 2012

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Published: July 20, 2012

George Robert Cole, M.D., 76, of Fayetteville, Ark. passed away Thursday, July 19, 2012 in Fayetteville. He was born February 25, 1936 in Fayetteville to George R. Cole Sr. and Mildred "Mim" (Axley) Cole.

Dr. Cole was retired after a long career as an OB/GYN in Fayetteville. He was one of the co-founders of Parkhill Clinic and served as both Chief of Staff and Chief of OB/GYN service at Washington Regional Medical Center. He also served on the board of the Razorback Foundation, Inc., the National Board of Ducks Unlimited, as well as a Commissioner for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. He was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Fayetteville.

He is survived by his wife; Jeanne Cole, one daughter; Jordan Henry of Little Rock, Ark., three sons; Brad Cole and wife Marcie of Conway, Ark., Jeff Cole and wife Carolyn of Dallas, Texas, Dr. Andrew Cole and wife Beverly of Conway, Ark., one stepson; Rob Whitfield of Fayetteville, Ark., and six grandchildren; Chelsea Cole, Elizabeth Cole, Jackson Cole, Kegan Cole, Austin Cole, and Madison Cole.

Services will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, July 21, 2012 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Fayetteville with a reception following the service for family and friends. Private burial will be held at Fairview Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Razorback Foundation, Inc., 1295 South Razorback Road Suite A Fayetteville, Ark. 72701, Arkansas Game & Fish Foundation, 2 Natural Resources Drive, Little Rock, Ark. 72205, or Willard Walker Hospice Home, 325 East Longview Street, Fayetteville, Ark. 72703. To sign the online guest book please visit Arrangements are under the direction of Nelson-Berna Funeral Home and Crematory of Fayetteville.

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