J. Wesley Cole
Owner/Funeral Director/Certified Crematory Operator
The day after his high school graduation Wesley moved to Georgia to begin his career in funeral service. He graduated from Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service in Decatur, Georgia with an Associates Degree in Funeral Service. He moved back to Arkansas in 2005, and has been in funeral service for over 19 years. He is married to Donna Bradshaw Cole.
In 2018, Donna and Wesley purchased Buie Funeral Homes in Rison and in Sheridan. In August of 2022, they purchased Sullivan Funeral Care & Simply Cremation Care from longtime friend Mark Sullivan.
Wesley is also a Certified Crematory Operator, a title he received from the National Funeral Directors Association. He is also a licensed Crematory Operator with the State of Arkansas.