Francis Cole of Alexandria, Va., died on Oct. 2.

He was the beloved husband of Virginia Keim Cole; loving father of Marian Cole, Howard Cole and his wife Roxana, Daniel Cole and his wife Melanie, Debbie Bowers and her husband Ed, and Linda Shifflett and her husband Terry. He was grandfather of Luis Arroyo, Robbie Cole, Jeremy Cole, Gena Shifflett, Michael Bowers and Daniel Bowers. He was also survived by six siblings.

Services were held at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church in Springfield, Va., and interment was at Mt. Comfort Cemetery. Friends and family can view and sign the guest book at