Ronald Lee Cole
Tuesday 8th of December 1942 - Saturday 11th of September 2021
Ronald Lee Cole, 78, of Lexington passed away on Sept. 11, 2021. Born to Basil Cole, Sr. and Anna Belle Farmer Cole on Dec. 8, 1942 in Danville, KY.
He was a mainstay at Tates Creek High School, where he taught math for 32 years and coached baseball for 30 years. His teams won state championships in ’78, ’80, and ’86 and were state runners-up in ’77 and ’90.
Ronald was an avid golfer, and he loved his dog, Champ. Most of all, he was a loving husband and father.
He is survived by his wife Mary Mead Cole, his children, Shannon and Brian Cole, his brother Basil (Beulah) Cole, Jr., and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Shirley Cole.
Services will occur Thursday at Milward-Man O’ War: Visitation from 5-7pm, Memorial Service at 7pm. Masks are required and appreciated.
My deepest sympathy to Ron’s family. I was a Phi Kappa Tau fraternity brother and remember Ron as a friendly, outstanding man. Rest In Peace, my brother, unto we meet again.
I met your Father in 1993 when I began working at Tate’s Creek High. He was very nice to me and helped my students. I never knew he lived in Danville for a while, that makes him extra special 🙏 Continued prayers to you and your family 🙏❤️
So sorry to hear of Ron passing. I really enjoyed Ron’s friendship,we had such great fun playing golf together. Mary, my prayers are with you ,Shannon and Brian . I will always be there if I can help in anyway .
So sorry for your loss. My prayers and love are sent to you, Shannon, and Brian.
Katie Short Haddensays
Mary, So sorry to hear that Ron has passed away! Sending prayers and hugs to you.
I enjoyed working with Ron many years at Tates Creek High School. He was a hard working math teacher and baseball coach. It brought him great joy to be able to work in the Math Department with his daughter, Shannon. He made a difference in many lives. Ron will be missed by students, parents, teachers, staff and his players.