Charles "Sonny" O. Cole Jr., 66, of Brooks, passed away March 16 in Belfast surrounded by his family. He was born May 17, 1947 in Winterport, the son of Charles and Nelda (Glidden) Cole Sr. Sonny, as he liked to be called, worked in the woods most of his life and enjoyed being outdoors. He loved his country music and dancing.

He was predeceased by his parents, a sister, Norma Cole Lavine, and grandson Hazen Nicholas Tibbetts. Sonny is survived by his girlfriend, Sylvia Curtis; his daughters Melissa Cole Steele and husband Brett, and Lynn Cole Crooker and husband Peter; step-children Stanley Curtis and wife Sally, and Nancy Deacon and Rose Williams; his sisters Nancy McKay, Katharyn Parker, Sherry Freemon, Linda Parker and Sandra Dunton; brothers Reginald Cole and Carlton Cole; grandchildren Dyllen Gibbs, Kelsey Tripp, Kristen Tripp, Michael Steele, Brittany Steele, Bill Hall, Bob Hall, Wayne Curtis and Becky Curtis; great-grandson Dyllen Gibbs II; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was loved by many and will be missed by all.

A memorial gathering will be held from 4 – 5 p.m. with service beginning at 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 20, at Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Ave., Belfast. Memories and condolences may be offered to the family at