Booker T. Cole, Sr.

March 19, 1934 ~ May 8, 2020 (age 86)


Booker T. Cole Sr., 86, of Rock Island, passed away on Friday, May 8, 2020 at Generations, Rock Island. A memorial service for Mr. Cole will be held at a later date. Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory, Rock Island is assisting the family. Memorials may be made to the family.

Booker was born on March 19, 1934 in Gaston, Tennessee, a son of Kermit and Mammie Cole. He married Clara McManus. She preceded him in death.

Survivors include his children, Johnnie LaQuinn Cole-Graves, Rock Island, Booker T. Cole Jr., Rock Island; a sister, Ethel Mae Cunningham, Iowa City, IA.; brother, Tommy Cole, Davenport; and a host of relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Clara; brothers, Matt T. Cole and James Cole. Online condolences may be left for the family at



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