William C. Cole, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great (great) grandfather, passed away May 18, 2015 in Tucson, Arizona.
He was born November 19, 1928, in Hartford City, Indiana to Fred and Inez Cole. He married Marilyn (Krebs) Cole on January 31, 1948, and they were lifelong residents of Hartford City, before moving to Tucson to be near family in 1986.
William found the most joy in spending time with his family, and will always be remembered for his strength, compassion and sense of humor. He will be missed dearly.
William is survived by his wife, Marilyn Cole, children Sheila (James) Whitehurst of Elgin, South Carolina, Debra (Stephan) Irwin of Camden, South Carolina, Linda (Steve) Fugate of Brookings, Oregon, Meleia (Glenn) Robertson of Tucson, Arizona, Rita (Robert) McGill of Tucson, Arizona, Angela (Joseph) Wampner of Marana, Arizona, Diann (Scott) Armstrong of Melbourne, Florida, Brian Cole (Claudine) of Richmond, Indiana, 17 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by one granddaughter, Stacey Irwin, his parents, brother and three sisters.
A funeral mass was held Friday, May 22, 2015 at 10 a.m., at the St. Francis De Sales Catholic Church, in Tucson, Arizona. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Heart Association
or the American Diabetes Association.
Published by Hartford City News Times from May 29 to Jun. 5, 2015.