September 7, 1946 - January 1, 2017
Obituary William T. Cole, Jr., of Maryville, TN, passed peacefully at home on January1,2017.He was 70 years old. He succumbed to multiple illnesses acquired in the military while serving our Country. Bill was born on September 9, 1946 in Cleveland, OH. He served as a Senior Airman in The United States Air Force. He was deployed to Vietnam, where he served as a Security Specialist. Bill was a decorated veteran with two tours of duty under his belt. Bill was a member of the local chapter of The American Legion, post 0013 Maryville, TN; where he enjoyed using the shooting range. He was an expert marksman. Bill Cole is survived by his sister Judy Ellis of Maryville, TN; niece Jennifer Whitehead and husband Roland Whitehead; their children Emily, Sarah and Landon Whitehead of Maryville, TN; sister Linda Davis and family of Macon, GA; and brother Robert Cole of Axson, GA. He will be sorely missed by his family; friends; and his many cousins scattered throughout the country. Bill was a kind and protective soul who believed in justice and equality. He worked hard to excel in everything he did and always put others ahead of himself. He was recently employed by Dick's Sporting Goods, in Alcoa, TN for 8 years where he worked in The Lodge as a Sales Associate. He was an avid fresh and saltwater fisherman; winning numerous saltwater tournaments with Captain Pat Kelly while living in Florida. Bill also enjoyed hunting and fly fishing. He instructed many people in the arts of net casting and fly fishing. Funeral services are being arranged by Alder Funeral Home in Morristown, TN. There will be no receiving of friends. Bill will be interned at The East Tennessee Veterans Cemetery in Knoxville, TN, with full military honors. The service will take place at the cemetery on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 2:00 PM. He was a true patriot and loving brother and uncle. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that you please make donations to your favorite military charity in his name. Arrangements by Alder Funeral Home Cemetery Details East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery 2200 E. Gov. John Sevier Hwy 168 Knoxville, TN, 37920 Graveside Service JAN 10. 2:00 PM East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery 2200 E. Gov. John Sevier Hwy 168 Knoxville, TN, 37920 To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of William Thomas Cole Jr, please visit our floral store.
Obituary William T. Cole, Jr., of Maryville, TN, passed peacefully at home on January1,2017.He was 70 years old. He succumbed to multiple illnesses acquired in the military while serving our Country. Bill was born on September 9, 1946 in Cleveland,... View Obituary & Service Information
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