Richard Cole

Richard Cole

Thursday, April 10th, 1947 - Friday, April 5th, 2019
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Richard Cole-age 71 of Corryton passed away peacefully Friday, April 5, 2019 at his home. Preceded in death by loving wife, Ina Cole; sons, Ricky Lynn Cole, Ronald Chase Cole; parents, John Wesley and Martha Cole; brothers, Jerry Lynn Cole and June Cole; a devoted friend, Nellie (Reece) Free. He began working at age 8 and became a self-taught carpenter and entrepreneur. During the late 70’s to early 80’s, he drove a truck due to the drop in the housing market. He went back to building homes in the mid 80’s and became semi-retired in 2009. He loved spending time with his kids and grandkids and including working on cars, their homes and he built a craft table and sewing desk for his eldest daughter. He was an avid NASCAR fan. He will be missed by his many family members and friends.

Survived by daughters, Sandra Davis (James Moss); Tonya Webb; son, Adam and Alice Cole; 14 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, brothers, John and Linda Cole, Jack and Ruby Cole, Denny Cole; sisters, Patricia and Rick Railey, Kay and Steven Delfina, Virginia and Lawrence Turner, Brenda and Dennis Stringfield, Wanda Rice, Barbra Hass and Elizabeth Collins. Many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends 5-7 P.M. Tuesday, April 9, 2019 with funeral service to follow at 7 P.M., Cooke-Campbell Mortuary Chapel, Rev. Daniel Corum officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted at the funeral home for expenses. Arrangements by Cooke-Campbell Mortuary, Maynardville.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, April 9th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Tuesday, April 9th, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Cooke-Campbell Mortuary
    220 Highway 61 East
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  • Service

    Tuesday, April 9th, 2019 | 7:00pm
    Tuesday, April 9th, 2019 7:00pm
    Cooke-Campbell Mortuary Chapel
    220 Highway 61-E
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Daniel Corum


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Jason Bradley Dyer

Posted at 10:01am
Rick and his brother John had recently helped my son fix his truck. Rick seemed always willing to help anyone that needed it. Always spoke, smiled and friendly. He will be missed.

Your kid -n- me Childcare

Posted at 07:00am
With love and hugs, from all the girls! We love you Ms. Liz and you are in our prayers. Losing a brother is never easy.
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