Rickie “Coleslaw” Cole

Rickie “Coleslaw” Cole

September 18, 1961 – December 24, 2019

Wendell – Rickie “Coleslaw” Cole, 58, died Tuesday.  He was born in Wake County to the late Joseph Albert & Lois Jean Murray Cole.  He worked with Piedmont Assembly until he was no longer able to.  He loved his bulldogs Lady, Jenny, & Boss.  He was kindhearted & would help you with anything he could.  Ricky loved his mama. 

He is survived by his brother, Ronnie Cole (Elizabeth) of Middlesex, sister, Connie Lynn Cole of Raleigh, nephew Jonathan, great nieces, Leah & Kayla Cole, all of whom he loved very much.

Funeral 3 pm, Saturday, Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory Chapel, 211 W. Third St., Wendell with visitation form 2-3 prior to the service.  Burial, Zebulon Town Cemetery.  Full obituary at www.stricklandfuneral.com


  • Billy Liles Posted December 26, 2019 2:18 pm

    I love Rickie, he once told me we had to stick together when times got tough and this is a tough time for me, RIP(COLESLAW)

  • Betty Jean Posted December 26, 2019 10:02 pm

    Rickie was a mess, and there was never a full moment when he was around. I use to laugh till I about cried at him. I will truly Miss our talks and him telling me don’t you forget I love girl! He was like a brother to me. Gone to Soon but never forgotten! I love you Rickie and don’t you never forget it! Bodie ànd lil Hawaii will never forget you either!

  • Todd Lovett Posted December 26, 2019 11:00 pm

    Rickie was a kind, generous man, one who would help his neighbors with anything. More times than I can count, he was there to help me, often on his lawn mower or with a leaf blower in hand. He made it his duty to take care of his neighborhood and strove to keep it beautiful and tidy. Truthfully, his calling card was kindness. He once tried to explain to me why he did so much for others by saying, “I’m family. I’m family like Willie Nelson.” I knew exactly what he meant then–that there is something that binds us together, something that we have in common which makes good deeds worth doing. That was Rickie Cole, and I will miss him.

  • Jayne and Sonny Coley Posted December 28, 2019 1:14 pm

    Rick was always volunteering to help others. He volunteered countless hours of his time to Helping Hand Mission. He will be greatly missed there and in our neighborhood
    May God Bless you all!

  • Jayne and Sonny Coley Posted December 28, 2019 1:18 pm

    Rick was a kind man, who enjoyed helping others. He will be greatly missed! God Bless!

  • Jon Cole Posted December 28, 2019 8:02 pm

    Today we laid a good man to rest! A man that was loved more than he’ll ever know! A man that was a great uncle and I was proud to call him uncle Ricky! Shaun if you read this I want you to know that the cole family appreciates you so much! I don’t know how y’all do the job that you do? I guess it takes a special person, but the service you provided was perfect! Ricky is with his mom and dad know exactly where he wanted to be much love uncle I will see you one day and we’ll be together again! Love you Coleslaw!

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