Thomas Edward Cole, a lifelong resident of Big Piney, Wyo., passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 25, 2021, at the age of 55. Thomas was born Dec. 12, 1966, to Thomas Clifford Cole and Marion Steele Cole in Jackson, Wyo. He was the third of five children. He grew up in Big Piney, Wyo., where he attended school and graduated from Big Piney High School in 1985.
Thomas was one of the kindest, most generous people to friends and strangers alike. Thomas spent his free time on Harley rides or at the sand dunes in his side-by-side with family and friends but his greatest joy was spending time with his two kids, always supporting them in their life’s journeys. Thomas worked in oil and gas for all his career and worked hard to support his family and be able to play and enjoy life with friends and family. Although he left this world far too soon, his kids and all who knew him will keep him in their hearts where he will live on in memories.
Thomas is survived by his two kids, Andrew and Stephani Cole, his father Thomas “Tom” Cole, his sisters Kelli Valerio and Cathy Cole, his brother Todd Cole, his “brother” best friend Greg Hansen and all his four-legged grandkids.
He is preceded in death by his sister Sheila Cole and his mother Marion Cole. Celebration of life will be held this summer, time and place to be announced.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent to 443 Valley View Ln No. 60, Rock Springs, Wyo. 82901
Condolences may be offered at covillfuneralhome.com.