Laird Max Cole

Monday, July 19, 2021

Laird Max Cole of Berryville, Arkansas was born May 3, 1931 to Garland and Vesta (Jones) Cole in Berryville, Arkansas. Max passed away Thursday, July 8, 2021 in Fayetteville, Arkansas at the age of 90.

Max was of the Methodist faith and involved in organizations such as VFW, American Legion, Lions Club, and the Razorback Foundation. He enjoyed bowling and playing golf but most of all visiting with family and friends. Especially when the conversation was about the Hogs or Cardinals. Max served in the Navy from August 1949 thru May 1953 during the Korean War.

Max is survived by his son Kenny Cole (Kristen); grandsons Jeremy Cole (Melissa) and Kenton Cole; great granddaughter Bella Mae Cole; sister Frances Emmett; as well as several cousins and many many friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents Garland and Vesta Cole; grandparents Charles and Malina Cole; grandparents John and Margaret Jones; and one brother John Charles Cole.

Visitation was 5:00 p.m. till 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 14, 2021, at the Charles M Nelson Memorial Chapel. A Graveside Service was held 10:00 a.m., Thursday, July 15, 2021 at the Berryville Memorial Park Cemetery. The family asks that memorial donation be made to the United Methodist Church, PO Box 267, Berryville, AR 72616 or the Willard Walker Hospice Home, 325 E Longview St, Fayetteville, AR 72703 in lieu of flowers. Arrangements are under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at