Layne Cole

Steven Layne Cole, 42, victoriously entered the presence of the Lord on January 19, 2010, after a courageous, seven-year battle with brain cancer. The family will receive friends at Grace Bible Church, 700 Anderson Street, on Friday, January 22 from 6-8 p.m. A celebration of Layne Cole’s life and legacy will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 23 at Grace Bible Church Anderson. Friends are cordially invited to greet the family at a reception following the service.
Layne was born on September 14, 1967 in Snyder, Texas and grew up primarily in College Station. He is a graduate of A&M Consolidated High School, received his bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from Texas A&M University and earned a Masters degree in Educational Administration from Texas A&M University


  1. Layne and I spent countless hours working together for A and M Consolidated High’s Student Counsel. He was so dedicated to what he believed in and he was such a wonderful and caring person. His sweet spirit brought such grace to this world! He will forever live on through the many lives that he touched. He generated and received insurmountable amounts of love. I pray that that lasting love sustains his family and friends through the times ahead. Layne, my friend, I love you for always!

  2. I would like to send our love and sincerest condolences to the entire Cole family from Russ, Ida and the rest of the Gallegos family. “Coach” was a great role model and an even better person. He shall always have a place in our hearts, and i feel lucky to have known him. The world is a better place because of Coach, and he was a fighter through and through.

    May your eternal soul rest in the hands of the lord my brother, and we shall see each other again someday.

    Love Always,

    Russ, Ida and the family

  3. My love and prayers go to the entire Cole family. I have so many memories of times at Little League parks, school activities, other times when our children were busy together. Of course, the parents were also busy. I can’t imagine the pain you are experiencing right now but please know that you have many who are lifting you up in prayer. Layne’s smile and joy of life will be remembered by so many.

    Peace and hope,
    Gayle Schmidt
    Orlando, FL

  4. Dear Ann,
    I am so sad to know of the loss of your son. I remember you and Bob
    from Snyder – when we all used to go skiing at the lake. You may not
    remember me, though. We live in Bryan now, and we, too, lost a child
    six years ago; she was one year younger than Layne. I pray that the
    Lord will give you, too, that peace that does pass all understanding!
    I would love to hear from you when you feel like emailing.

  5. Sweet, Darling Erin,

    I have been following your updates throughout our travels and work, except for the past month. I have been out of town so much, my computer has stayed behind and I have not been keeping up with what has been going on. What you’ve experienced these past couple of years, and this past week have been surreal, I’m sure. Please know, you and your family have been in my constant prayers, and those in prayer partners, and prayer chains all over the country.

    In January, we are gone every weekend and usually home for 2 days in the middle of the week. I have a heart full of things I want to pour out to you, but at this time all I can say to you is that you and your family are deeply loved. You have touched many, many lives, and there is a special place in heaven reserved for you and your sweet family. I want you to know we will be with you in spirit, even though we can’t be there in person. Normally we would send flowers, but in lieu of that, I know you would put some $ to better use. May you feel God’s loving presence with you though out all of this and in the difficult days to follow.

    With much Love,

    ~Mindy and the whole Gronauer family

  6. Erin, Paxon, & Preston,
    Words can’t express the loss your feeling @ this time. I know Layne was a special man just from you sharing your story with us all. God’s Grace & friends will provide a loving comfort for you all at this time. Lean on them. Knowing he is with the Lord, our Father & free from pain is a powerful blessing. I leave with you Revelation 21:3-4 &
    Isaiah 57:2. My heart goes out to you all. Blessings, Robin Cole, VA., Karen Hahn’s Faith Fellowship class

  7. Erin:

    Please know that you, Paxson, and Preston are in our prayers during this difficult time. May our Heavenly Father be your source of strength in the days that follow.

    Lance and Rhonda Simms

  8. Sorry I missed the services but Erin you and the boys were deep in our thoughts that day. The thought of Layne brings a smile to my face and a laugh that follows. Never will you meet a more genuine person than Layne. I have many fond memories of him from high school that will not be forgotten. His love of life and of the Lord will always remain as testimony to who he really was. May he serve as an example to us all. He will be missed by many and always thought of fondly. May God wrap you all in his care and lift your spirits when in need.

  9. To Layne- I have great memories of you my friend. You were nice enough to befriend me back when we were both in the eighth grade. However, it was in high school at A&M Consolidated where I was able to witness your true love for life, and even greater, your love for the Lord. You will always be with us Layne. Shining bright in the hearts and minds of your family and friends, you will never be forgotten. I know right now, you are resting in the arms of Jesus Christ. You have traded the pain you endured on earth, for perfect peace and joy in Heaven. I believe you will be joined one day by your family and friends. Thank you for being my friend, Layne. I love you. To Layne’s family- Please excuse my condolence for being six years after Layne’s passing. After Layne and I graduated high school in 1986 I acquired an illness myself, which I have unto this day. I was sad to hear that Layne had passed in 2010, but unfortunately was unable to help Celebrate his life due to my health at the time. I can come close to understanding what you went through as a family. My brother John passed away just three months ago in October of 2015 due to stage 4 cancer. It is my belief, that Layne and John were the fortunate ones. They both have new bodies, and the crowns Christ promised them, before the beginning of time. I wish the family and friends of Layne Cole, peace and hope. God bless you all.

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