Ricky Otis Cole, 53 of Wilmot, died June 14, 2014 at Chicot Memorial Medical Center in Lake Village.

He was a native of Magnolia who lived most of his life in Wilmot.

Mr. Cole loved talking to people and joking with them. He also enjoyed basketball and bowling.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George Arthur Cole and Mary B. Mosley Coley; and his step-mother, Bessie Stanley Cole.

He is survived two brothers, George Cole of Kansas City, Mo. and Calvin Cole of Milwaukee, Wis.; two sisters, Gladys Parker of Little Rock and Dorris Jackson of Kansas City, Kansas; his fiancé, Patricia Brandon and a host of other family and friends.