Kenneth T. Cole, 66, passed away Friday, April 26, 2013, at his home in Rockwood.
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He was born on May 11, 1946, in Madisonville to Glenn and Sue Cole. He graduated from Rockwood High School in 1964 and was employed at TVA for years. He enjoyed hunting, spending time with his friends and family, and gardening. He was a loving father, grandfather and friend.
He was preceded in death by wife, Sandra Jean Cole; and father, Glenn H. Cole.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Nathan and Pam Cole, Rockwood; daughter and son-in-law, Kendra and Dee Howard, Rockwood; grandchildren, Lindsey Gulmire and husband Spencer, Rockwood, Justin McCullough and wife Kayla, Kingston, Carlye Cole, Samuel McCullough and Jakob Howard, Rockwood; stepgrandchildren, Gerald Howard, Rockwood, Janie Howard, Rockwood, Rebecca and Fred Pelfrey, Crab Orchard; great-grandchildren, Kaiden Gurney, Blakely Gulmire and Silas McCullough; stepgreat-grandchildren, Mazy Howard, Ryan Lane, Kaydence and Grady Pelfrey; mother, Sue Cole, Rockwood; brothers, Joe and Lora, Florida, Jeff and Laura, Knoxville, Denny and Jeromy, Rockwood, and Ross and Linda, Rockwood; sisters, Anita and Joe Moore, Rockwood, and Margaret and Frank Losey, Alabama; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins; and his loyal friends of the Jolly Holler Hunting Club.
The family received friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 29, in Evans Mortuary, Rockwood. A memorial service followed at 8 p.m. from the chapel of Evans Mortuary. An online register is available at www.evansmortuary.biz.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at www.stjude.org; or Fellowship Center, Thompson Cancer Center, 1800 Laurel Ave., Knoxville, TN 37916, 541-1725.
805 North Gateway Avenue
Rockwood, TN 37854
Published in Roane County News on May 1, 2013