Sherman Terry Cole, age 74 of Biloxi, Mississippi, passed from this life on April 2nd, 2022.
Terry was born on Scott Air Force Base in Belleville, Illinois but was a longtime resident of Biloxi, Mississippi where he raised a family and ran a successful auto parts business. Terry loved playing tennis, bike riding, reading any book he could learn from, and collecting a wide variety of stuffed animals that he happened upon during his travels.
Terry enjoyed an eclectic taste in music including artists such as: Mozart, ZZ Top, Engelbert Humperdink, Electronic Light Orchestra, The Oakridge Boys, and Roy Orbison.
Terry graduated with honors from every school he attended, which included Biloxi High School, Perkinston, and the University of South Mississippi. He graduated from USM with a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in Biology with a minor in general science. Terry enjoyed playing on the tennis team while attending Perkinston and playing trumpet in the school band. He displayed a keen business sense from an early age, running a paper route starting at twelve years old.
Terry was preceded in passing by his loving mother and father, Sherman Francis Cole and Marjorie Elizabeth Cole.
Terry is survived by his bride of 53 years, Mary Cole; his son, John Cole; his granddaughter, Jordan Engel Cole; his brothers: Mark Cole, Steve Cole and Andy Cole; and his sisters: Karen M Rasch, Trudy A. Spaustat, Beth C. Harper and Jill M. Marcia.
Lastly, but not least, Terry always held firm onto his faith in Jehovah God and the sacrifice made by His son and our savior, Jesus Christ, and the hope of the resurrection to eternal life in a paradise on earth.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday April 23rd, 2022 at 10 a.m. central standard time at Bradford O’Keefe Funeral Home, Pass Road in Biloxi.
Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Sherman Terry Cole.