Sechrest Funeral Service

1301 East Lexington Ave, High Point, NC


William Bernard Cole

December 8, 1925June 16, 2019

William Bernard Cole, 93, passed away on Sunday, June 16th, 2019. He was born in Stokes County, NC to the late Willie J. and Flossie Warner Cole on December 8th, 1925.

William was a loving husband, father and friend to many. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and served during World War II. He worked for over 40 years at Amos Hosiery Mills until retirement age. After 6 months he decided a life of leisure was not for him, so he took a job with Harris Covington and worked another 20 years, retiring at age 85.

William is survived by his daughter Pamela Bailey of Thomasville, NC; granddaughters Cheryl Cooke & spouse Quinton of Apex, NC and Kathy Bailey DeHart of High Point, NC; great grandchildren Jonathan Cooke, Emma DeHart, Anabelle DeHart and William DeHart; and brother Wayne Cole & wife Jane of High Point, NC.

William was preceded in death by his parents; sisters Betty Vernon and Lillian Andrews; and his wife Ina Mae Cole.

The family wishes to express their deepest appreciation to the staff and doctors of Hospice of the Piedmont and Spring Arbor Assisted Living for their loving care and attention shown to Mr. Cole during his illness.

Memorials may be directed to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, NC 27262.

A memorial service for William’s life will be held on Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 at Sechrest Funeral Service of High Point at 2pm. The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the memorial service. Burial services will follow at Floral Garden Park Cemetery.

Please share your condolences with the family at www.sechrestfunerals.com


  • Willie J. Cole, Father
  • Flossie Cole, Mother
  • Betty Vernon, Sister
  • Lillian Andrews, Sister
  • Ina Mae Cole, Wife
  • Pamela Bailey, Daughter
  • Cheryl Cooke and spouse Quinton, Granddaughter
  • Kathy Bailey DeHart, Granddaughter
  • Jonathan Cooke, Great Grandchild
  • Emma DeHart, Great Grandchild
  • Anabelle DeHart, Great Grandchild
  • William DeHart, Great Grandchild
  • Wayne Cole and spouse Jane, Brother


  • Visitation Saturday, June 22, 2019
  • Memorial Service Saturday, June 22, 2019


William Bernard Cole

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