Charles “Bo” Cole, 79, of Mountain City, Tenn., passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at Johnson County Community Hospital.
A native of Carter County, Tenn., he was the son of the late James Franklin and Frances Bowling Cole.
Mr. Cole had worked for Estep Coal Company. He was of the Baptist faith.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Georgia Mae Wilson Cole; a son, Franklin Charles Cole; and a brother, Jerry Wayne Cole.
Survivors include four daughters, Katherine Crotts, Laura Cook and Lisa Parlier, all of North Carolina, and Alice Odom of Tennessee; eight grandchildren, William Parlier, Misty Parlier, Ricky Cook, Kristy Price, Crystal Beal, Ashley Canipe, Tara Odom and Rusty Odom; 10 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Ada Cole, Shelby Jean Palmer, Phyllis McNeal and Carolyn Hughes, all of Elizabethton; and two brothers, Billy H. Cole, Elizabethton, and Wayne Cole, Hampton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service for Mr. Cole will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, June 14, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services with Pastor Jerry Stines officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 until 2 p.m. Friday, prior to the funeral service. Committal and interment will follow the funeral service in the Cole Cemetery, Lacy Hollow Road, Elizabethton. Active pallbearers will be Ricky Cook, Jeffery Mitchell, Greg Miller, Bobby Gordon, Christopher Oliver and Joel Price. Honorary pallbearers will be Cecil McNeal and Jackie Wilson. Online condolences may be sent to the family and viewed by visiting our website at www.hathawaypercy.com.
Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the Cole family. Office (423) 543-5544.