Stewart Franklin Cole, “Lawn and Garden Stu” went home to be with his wife (Cherie Cole) on Wednesday, August 15th around 2 pm of Natural Causes…
He left behind his twin sister Sharon Cole-Isner (Mingo Junction, Ohio), His Son and Daughter in Law, Zachariah and Bobbi Phillips (Eastanollee, Ga), daughter, Christina L. Murray of Toccoa, nine grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Stu lived a simple life, dedicating most of it to his wife and all those that called him “PAPA”. It wasn’t because of the Vietnam War that he survived, and not because of the accident that took his legs in the early 90’s, but he will be remembered as a Hero because of his commitment to each human being he met in life, and his impact on them. There was rarely a time when you couldn’t find ole’ Stu in the lawn and garden center at Walmart giving the next customer what he liked to call a “Hard time.” His “Hard time” was so memorable that most customers would travel from the other end of the store just to say Hello to him and check out in his line. You would leave the store knowing that even if you didn’t know him well, he wished the best for you, and genuinely wanted to see you again! He never let his disability stop him from anything, he was not always met with success in what he attempted, but he would try anything, usually ending with an off-color Amputee joke that you weren’t sure whether to smile or laugh at! His motto was simply “to be Alive is good enough, and anything else is icing on the cake!”
If you remember Stu, then you were a friend, please Join His Son and Daughter in a celebration of his life at 824 Memorial Drive Eastanollee, Ga 30538 on September 22, 2018 around 5pm. There will be a Flag presentation and a pot-luck meal afterwards. Any donations should go to the family direct to help Burial costs.
Acree-Davis Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Stewart Cole.