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James Cole

November 1, 1958 — April 14, 2017

James William Cole, 58 of Cambridge died suddenly at his residence on Friday April 14, 2017. James a former resident of Grasonville. James was born in Easton on November 1, 1958 to the late James and Gladys Hill Cole. Jimmy, as he was affectionately called by family and friends, had many nick names: Wild Boy and Wild Child.

Jimmy was educated in the public schools of Queen Annes County. He later enlisted in the United States Army in Fort Brass, Columbia, South Carolina. Soon after, he returned to Grasonville and worked in the Seafood industry. He was a jack of all trades. He could really work on car. He was a very hard worker, who supported his family faithfully. Jimmy met and married the love of his life, Lorraine Curtis Cole.

Jimmy was an outstanding hard-headed brother, who loved his family and in laws. He would not listen to anyone. Jimmy would often tell his family, “I’m tired of yall telling me what to do. Just leave me alone.” He loved fishing, playing cards, and shooting the breeze with his buddies. Jimmy would always rhymes and jokes. One of his favorites was “My name is Jimmy, what you got to give me.” He loved gathering around the family on all occasions and everyone’s birthdays. To him, every day was a holiday. He lived life to the fullest. Jimmy would say “I am a Baptist. We can do stuff yall can’t do in your religion.” He was loved and will be missed.

Jimmy leaves to cherish is memory 4 sisters: Mary Felton, Valerie Cole, Carolyn Jones, and Cynthia Cole; special friends: Samuel Curtis, Keith Collins, Tish Curtis, Darlene Brown, Angela Carter; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife Lorraine Curtis Cole; one brother Alfred Cole; 3 nephews: Firmaine Moore, Antoine Moore, and James Moore.

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