CENTURY 21 Smith Branch & Pope LLC is proud to welcome Dr. John Cole as a member of our Team. Previously affiliated with Murray Webb and Webb Properties, Cole has an extensive background in commercial and farm real estate. John looks forward to bringing that knowledge to our ever expanding market.
Dr. Cole was born in Albany, GA , October 27, 1938, reared in Baconton, and was the son of Mildred and John Cole, Sr... He attended schools in Baconton and Camilla....graduating from Mitchell County High School, Camilla, in 1956. Cole is has been married to his wife of 50 years (Judy DuPriest from Sylvester)...They have 2 children, Jay and Rae, and 5 grandchildren....living in Albany and Atlanta...
Cole attended the University of Georgia and graduated with BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Medical Microbiology in 1966. He was then employed by UGA College of Veterinary Medicine in Tifton from 1966-1998, when retired as Department Head and Professor Emeritus of Medical Microbiology...Cole was active in numerous medical and scientific organizations....publishing in books and other scientific literature....he was active in the laboratory performing diagnostic and research work on infectious diseases affecting both animals and humans....While in Tifton, he has been active in civic (Kiwanis), church (Methodist), and other community affairs...he is a member of Gridiron Secret Society, UGA....He enjoys hunting and horseback riding....He serves on the Board of SunTrust Bank, South GA...and is a member of the Tiftarea Board of Realtors and Albany Board of Realtors....
He has a farm/agricultural background.....His great grandparents settled in the Lester-Gumpond communities in the 1850’s....the farms they established then remain in the family today...They are named Pretty Pond Plantation, Inc (AKA Old Home Place and Lena B. Jackson Farms. Inc ...These farms (Timber and Pecans) are still in existence and Cole has actively assisted in managing the property since the 1970’s...In addition, he served as Grand Marshall of the 2013 Baconton Pecan festival....
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