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Billy Bruce Cole

June 16, 1932 ~ November 16, 2021 (age 89)


Reverend Billy Bruce Cole, of Gatlinburg, has gone home to be with the Lord on November 16, 2021.

He is preceded in death by his parents Alvin and Minnie Newman Cole.

He is survived by his wife Louise Ownby-Cole; sons Billy (Teresa) Cole, Charlie (Dottie) Cole, Richie Cole, and Timmy Cole; daughters Gail (Bob) King, Marie (David) Cole, Gladys (Scott) Griffin, Billie Kathleen Hayden and Judy Darlene Stewart; brother Tommy Cole; sister Helen Cole; 10 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews along with many friends.

Billy Bruce loved God and was active in the Smoky Mountain Baptist Church. When he wasn’t at church he was spending time with his loving family or spending time outdoors hunting and fishing.

Billy Bruce Cole will be laid to rest on November 18th at 10am in Glades Cemetery in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Smoky Mountain Baptist Church.

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Graveside Service
November 18, 2021

10:00 AM

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