Services for Richard Daniel Cole, 77, will be held Wednesday, Nov. 10 at noon at Smith Family Chapel and burial will be at San Joaquin National Cemetery.

He died on Nov. 5 near Exeter as a result of a traffic accident. He was born on March 28, 1927 in Schenectady, N.Y. to Albert and Rose Cole. He was schooled in New York and served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. Rusty married Sherri Evon in Inglewood, Calif. on Sept. 7, 1968. He had worked in research and development for the U.S. Government for 20 years and moved to Visalia in 1974 and to Exeter in 1979 where he loved to ride his motorcycle.

He is survived by his wife, Sherri Cole of Exeter; one daughter, Jean Oliveras of Exeter; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Arrangements are under the direction of Smith Family Chapel of Exeter.

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