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Talbert Cole

August 16, 1961 — September 9, 2020

Talbert “TC” Cole peacefully left this earth and entered the gates of Heaven on September 9, 2020 at the age of 59.  He was born on August 16, 1961in Pawnee, Oklahoma to Gilbert Jr and Florence (CallsHim) Cole.

TC resided in Ponca City all his life.  He graduated from Ponca City High School in 1980.  He then went to Okmulgee Tech to earn his certificate in auto mechanics.  TC worked at the Ponca Tribe Blue Star Casino and various other jobs with the tribe.

He was employed by the Otoe Tribe Seven Clans Casino for many years.  He started with the casino in 2005 and worked his way up the ranks to Head Supervisor Lead of Security before he retired in 2019.  The family expresses a huge Thank You to the Otoe Tribe!

TC loved his grandchildren more than life itself. His family was very near and dear to him, in fact he had nieces that were more like his sisters.  The Dallas Cowboys ad OU Sooners have lost one of their number one, faithful and dedicated fans with TC’s passing.  He also found enjoyment by attending the Pow Wows.  Tc was a member of the Ponca United Methodist Church his entire life.

Left to cherish TC’s memory are his children; Stephanie Robles, Gilbert S Cole, Alicia Cole, and Mariah Cole, grandchildren; Mykel Cole, Zechariah Talbert Cole, Michael Devon Cole, Florence Nina Cole, Delbert (Gthe da xude) Cole, Lena Imogene Rodriquez, Martin (Te’Nej’Ke) Rodriquez,  his partner; Josephine LeRoy Cole, sisters; Constance Cole and Sarah Cole Primeaux, along with a host of nieces, nephews and extended family, to include his Washington family; the LeClair’s and CallsHim.

TC was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers; Delbert, Colbert and Robert.

A Vigil will be held 7:00-7:30pm on Friday, September 11, at the Cole Campsite at the Ponca Indian Pow Wow Grounds.  There will be a time for family and friends to visit and see TC through the window of the funeral home, Saturday, September 12th, from 10:30am-1:30pm.  Followed by the procession to Ponca Indian Cemetery for his Graveside Service that will begin at 2pm.  Pastor Jimmy White will be presiding over the services.  Casketbearers will be; Bear No Ear, George White Plume, Alexander White Plume, Cheston Cole, Gabe Primeaux, and Gilbert S Cole.  Honorary Bearers are; Don Ekels, Tony Mesa, Shane Hardemon, Mykel Cole, Zechariah Cole, Michael Devon Cole, Tyler Compala, Michael Laughlin, Charleton Cato Cole, Amon LeRoy, and Albert Cole.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Vigil Service

Friday, September 11, 2020

Starts at 7:00 pm (Central time)

Ponca Indian Pow Wow Grounds

, White Eagle, OK 74601

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Graveside Service

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Ponca Indian Cemetery


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