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James “Cole” Still
February 04, 2013
James “Cole” Still passed away peacefully on Feb. 1, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family. He was 93. Born in Cassville, Mo. on June 4, 1919. As a young man, Cole worked as a farmer and milk truck driver and married the love of his life, Charlotte Constance Cole, on Oct.21, 1942. Drafted into the Army, Cole was honorably discharged in 1945 and returned to Missouri. Cole and Charlotte were married for 70 years until Charlotte’s recent passing on Dec. 2, 2012.
A resident of Prineville since 1948, Cole worked for Consolidated Pine for 40 years, retiring in 1988. He also was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church since 1950, serving as a Deacon for 55 years. Cole’s passion for horses and endurance riding was well known throughout the Pacific Northwest. President of the Prineville Ridge Riders for 50 years, Cole served as the ride manager for the Prineville Endurance Rides for 40 years. Cole received the prestigious Ambassador Award in 1994 from the Pacific Northwest Endurance Rides for his dedication to the sport. Locally Cole’s passion for riding and horses earned him the honor of serving as the Grand Marshal for the 2000 Crooked River Roundup.
Cole is survived by his two daughters, Connie Sue Summers of Veneta, Ore. and Carolyn Jane Severance of Prineville, and their spouses, David L. Summers and Daniel S. Severance. A brother, Clarence Still, lives in Exeter, Mo. and a sister, Donna Lean Medlen lives in Longview, Wash. Cole and Charlotte were blessed with five grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Preceding Cole in death was his beloved wife, Charlotte Constance Still; his parents James W. and Mabel Still; one sister, Blanch Nichols; and three brothers, Walter, Vernon, and Edgar Still.
A viewing is taking place this Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 from 3 - 7 p.m. at the Whispering Pines Funeral Home here in Prineville. Cole’s funeral will take place on Friday, Feb. 8 at 1 p.m. at the Missionary Baptist Church in Prineville.