Jacob Eugene Cole

May 12, 1937 ‒ February 05, 2019

Delaware, Ohio

Jacob Eugene Cole, age 81 of Delaware passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.

He was born on May 12, 1937 in Berkshire to the late Jacob H. and Eva M. (Clymer) Cole and later graduated from Marengo High School in 1957.

Living a life centered on farming, he also worked with the Delaware Feed Mill, Lockhart Feed Service, and the agriculture program with Delaware JVS.

He was a member of the Delaware Moose Lodge and Delaware Eagles #376, where he achieved the Golden Eagle. A fan of NASCAR and golf, he enjoyed antiques, antique cars, and attending tractor pull events. He was also a member of the Delaware Vintage Auto Club.

Jacob is survived by his beloved wife of almost 30 years, Janice Marie (Lane); son, Shawn (Amy) Cole of Kilbourne; step-son, Loren Wright (Tracy Presley) of Gates, NC; grandchildren, Alayna and Emilie Cole, Joshua and Garrett Wright, Tristan Moore, and Erica, Nathan and Alyssa Thurston; brothers, Steve, Jon, and Gary Cole; sisters, Clara Hilton, Jane Cole, and Debbie (Bruce) Weiser; brother-in-law, John “Jack” Lane of Delaware.

In addition to his parents, Jacob was also preceded in death by siblings Mary, Charles, Dave, Bobby, and Carl Cole, as well as an infant brother; in-laws, Jack Lane Sr. and Zelma Lane, sister-in-law, Susie Cole and brother-in-law, Bill Hilton.

Services will be observed privately by his family.

Contributions in Jacob’s memory may be made to the Humane Society of Delaware County, 4920 St. Rt. 37 E, Delaware, OH 43015.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center.

To share a fond memory of Jacob or to offer a condolence to his family, please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Jake. I remember my grandma, Frances Cole Covrett speak of him. Prayers and comfort during this time for the family. Joyce Satterfield Phillips

  • We are sorry for your loss, such a nice man! We will be praying for God’s peace for your family.

  • So sorry and sad for the passing of Jake. He was friendly and kind man who was always willing to lend a helping hand. He was a good neighbor. Praying for comfort to his family during these trying times. Rest In Peace Jake! You will be missed.

  • I am very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you in this difficult time. I know it’s hard to go through this pain, but I hope you may find comfort in knowing that God cares about how you feel and that He promises that “there is going to be a resurrection.” (Acts 24:15) (1 Peter 5:7) Won’t that be wonderful to see our loved ones again! I hope this promise brings you comfort as it does me.

  • Our Prayers and thoughts are with you and the family in passing of Jake..
    He will be greatly missed
    God be with you all..

    Phil and Margie

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Very kind man, would do anything for you.
    Jake you will be missed.
    God Bless

    Jay and Lisa

  • So very sorry to hear of Jake’s passing. Sending thoughts and prayers to all of the family. I’m Francis Cole Covrett’s granddaughter.

  • To the family of jake,my family knew him for years ,he was a brother to my dad Gary Rhodes and a good friend,,rest in peace…Gary (mike)Rhodes

  • To the family of jake,my family knew him for years ,he was a brother to my dad Gary Rhodes and a good friend,,rest in peace…Gary (mike)Rhodes. He was a good man!!

  • Shawn, Amy and all the Cole family,

    So sorry to hear about Jake. We were in the same class when he attended Brown School. In those years he was known as Buddy Cole. We send our love and deepest sympathy to all of you at this sad time. May God strengthen and comfort you.

  • To Jacob’s family and friends, please accept my heartfelt condolences on your loss. I, myself, have found comfort in reading Job 14:14,15 where it shows that Jehovah God yearns to bring back to life the dead who are preserved in his memory. The Bible gives us a wonderful hope of living in a paradise on earth and seeing the resurrection of our dead loved ones. (Luke 23:43; John 5:28,29) May this bring you some comfort and strength as well, remembering that soon God will wipe away our tears and swallow up death forever. (Isaiah 25:8)