William C Cole
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.
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My prayers go to Aunt Marilyn and all my cousins. I remember staying at Grandpa & Grandma Winder's every summer up in Hartford City. I spent many happy times , out a the farm that Uncle Bill & Aunt Marilyn had . I will cherish all the memories of staying at their home and playing, growing up with all you cousins.
Cindy Huffman
June 7, 2015
Sorry to hear about Bill. I have many many childhood memories of the Coles, Christmans and the Browns getting together on a Sarurday night. Also many memories of going squirrel hunting with Bill and my dad, Leroy. He was just a nice guy who always had a smile on his face. Rest in Peace. Bud Brown
Bud Brown
June 6, 2015
My thoughts are with your Mother and the entire family.
Sandra Christman Clamme
June 2, 2015
Dad: Tomorrow it will be 2 weeks since you left us to go to a better place, where you are no longer in pain. Love never dies, and we will be together again. Love forever, Rita
May 31, 2015
I love you Dad and miss you so much! Someday we will meet again on the other side! Love you! Debbie
May 30, 2015
Forever in our hearts,we miss you already.Allour love till we meet again.
May 29, 2015
May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.
American Heart Association
May 29, 2015
RIP Dad, I love you so very much, Till I see you again. Meleia
May 29, 2015
Much love and prayers. Uncle Bill will be deeply missed.
Judy,Susan,Mark and Kay Ann
Susan Parsons
May 29, 2015
Just want to tell all of you children and Aumt Marilyn - prayers are going up continually . Love you and God Bless your cousin - JudySupinger
Judy Supinger
May 29, 2015
You will always be in my heart, love you always

Angie Cole-Wampner
May 29, 2015
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