Bill was born September 12, 1932 in Jane, Missouri. He & Elaine were
married 41 years and enjoyed traveling after retirement. They sold their
home in Freistatt, Missouri and moved to Cottonwood, Arizona for a few
years. They dearly loved it there but decided to move back to Missouri.
They bought a house in Purdy, Missouri where they lived for several years
until they sold their home in 2014 and moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma to be
closer to their children due to health issues.
Survivors include wife, Elaine,of the home, sons Don Cole & wife Lisa
of Verona Missouri, James Cole, of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, daughters Sue
Barnett & husband Jay and Bev McKnight & husband Jerry, both of
Tulsa, Oklahoma. 6 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, brothers Darrell,
Marcell, Dean, and Bob Cole, sisters Ann Thrall and Kay Meyer along with
many nieces and nephews.
Bill was a dear husband, wonderful father and good friend. He will be missed by all.
Time: Nov 28, 2015 11:00am
Location: St. John Lutheran Church
Address: Monett, Missouri