SHELBY - William Richard Coles, 66, died Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Hospice Cleveland County. Born in Pitt county on April 16, 1947, he was the son of Ivor Coles of Grifton and the late William Morgan Coles.
Richard enjoyed playing golf, shagging and playing sports with friends. Richard was an avid ECU fan.
In addition to his father, Richard is preceded in death by a sister, Vera Connor.
Richard is survived by a son, Jonathan Coles and wife Larissa; a daughter, Adrienne Ledbetter and husband Ted, all of Boiling Springs; two brothers, Jimmy Coles and wife Renee, and Mike Coles; four sisters, Roxie Houze, France Odham, Sarah-Ann Barber, and Hazel Wood and husband Barry; three granddaughters, Taylor and Samantha Coles and Laila Ledbetter; numerous nieces and nephews; special friend Dianne Kelly and husband Bernie; and special caretaker, Tim Odham.
Visitation: The family will receive friends one hour before the service at the church.
Celebration of life service: 11 a.m. Saturday at Lafayette Street United Methodist Church
Officiated by: The Rev. Arthur Holland
Funeral home: Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family.
Memorials: May be sent to Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home and Crematory., 106 Cherryville Road, Shelby NC 28150.
Guest registry: www.cecilmburtonfuneralhome.com