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Bobby Joe Cole

August 19, 1975 — December 22, 2022

Bellefontaine, OH

Bobby Joe Cole

Bobby Joe Cole, 47, of Bellefontaine, passed away at 12:19 p.m. on Thursday, December 22, 2022, in The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus.

He was born in Bellefontaine, Ohio on August 19, 1975, the son of Randy (Alberta English) Cole, Sr. of Rushsylvania and Kathy Chamberlain (Doug) Clark of Bellefontaine.

He is also survived by his son, Jonathan (Lexy) Cole of Bellefontaine and daughter, Skybree (Jonathon Couch) Cole of Jackson Center, one granddaughter, Jessilynn Cole, four brothers: David Allsup of Ohio, Wesley Harshfield of FL, Billy Cole and Randy Cole, both of Bellefontaine, numerous nieces and nephews, and his beloved dog, Tito.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Sherry Harshfield-Douglas.

Bobby worked as a professional painter and painted in the greater west central Ohio area.  He loved watching anything that was wilderness/survival or prison related and enjoyed American Pickers.  He loved to spend time with his family, especially his granddaughter, Jessi.

There is a Celebration of Life planned for Sunday, January 1, 2023, from 4 until 9 p.m. at the V.F.W., 216 Orchard Ave, Bellefontaine, OH 43311.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cole family in care of Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 321 N. Main St., Bellefontaine, OH 43311 or to the Go Fund Me at




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