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East Lawn Funeral Home & East Lawn Memorial Park

4997 Memorial Blvd, Kingsport, TN

OBITUARY

L. B. Cole

June 7, 1928September 14, 2020

L.B. Cole, 92, of Blountville, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, September 14, 2020. He was born in Blountville, TN on June 7, 1928 to the late Martha “Janie” and Ben “Dutch” Cole. L.B. was a lifelong resident of Blountville, graduating from Blountville High. He retired from the Mead after 44 years of service as an instrument repair technician. When he was not working, L.B. enjoyed bowling. He was a member of several bowling leagues in Kingsport, including the Mead League. L.B. was also an avid hunter and fisherman, who enjoyed the outdoors. He and his wife, Helen, enjoyed traveling, often on the spur of the moment. L.B. was a lifelong member of the Holly Springs United Methodist Church. He will be remembered by his family as a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend.

Including his parents, he is preceded in death by his sisters, Ruth Morgan and Lois Duncan and brother, Jim Cole.

Those left to cherish L.B.’s memory include his wife of 70 years, Helen Cole; son, David Cole and wife Darlene; daughters, Teresa Cole and Patsy Little and husband Greg; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brothers, W.C. Cole and Larry Cole and wife Janie; and many special friends.

The family will receive friends at East Lawn Funeral Home on Saturday, September 19, 2020 from 1:00 to 2:00pm with funeral services for follow at 2:00pm with Rev. Greg Fletcher officiating.

L.B. will be laid to rest following the funeral service at East Lawn Memorial Park in the Garden of the Apostles.

Family will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001. www.alzfdn.org

  • FAMILY

  • Helen Cole, Wife of 70 years
  • David Cole and wife Darlene, Son
  • Teresa Cole and Patsy Little and husband Greg, Daughters
  • W.C. Cole and Larry Cole and wife Janie, Brothers
  • Seven Grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and many special friends, Family
  • Martha "Janie" and Ben "Dutch" Cole, Parents (deceased)
  • Ruth Morgan and Lois Duncan, Sisters (deceased)
  • Jim Cole, Brother (deceased)

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Services

19 September

Receiving of Friends

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

East Lawn Funeral Home

Chapel


19 September

Funeral Service

2:00 pm

East Lawn Funeral Home

Chapel


19 September

Laid To Rest

3:00 pm

East Lawn Memorial Park

Garden of the Apostles


Memories

L. B. Cole

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Richard and Susan Cole

September 17, 2020

We were very blessed to enjoy many fond memories over the years at LB and Helen’s house. We were always greeted with with a smile and a loving invitation to come in and join the family gathering on the porch or in their den. It was always a fun time because Helen and LB loved to be surrounded by Coles and made everyone feel welcomed and loved. To Aunt Helen, Dave, Darlene, Teresa, Greg and Patsy and families we are so very sorry for your loss. Thank you all for allowing us to share in some wonderful family memories!! Much Love to All!! Richard and Susan

Regina (McNutt) Haught

September 17, 2020

I have such wonderful memories of L.B. and Helen when we used to be in Daytona, Fl on vacation together. He was such a fun and loving man, never said anything bad about anyone and his smile was one in a million! My mom and L.B. are cousins and its so hard to believe that he passed one month and a day after her...Dave, Terry, and Patsy my prayers and love are with you...RIP B!

Dave Stritenberger

September 17, 2020

Cindy and I are so sorry for your loss. We will keep you and family in our prayers.

Dave & Cindy Stritenberger

George & Gale Ross

September 17, 2020

Teresa & family,
You have our sincere condolences on the loss of your Dad.
May he be whole again the loving arms of our Lord Jesus Christ, Amen
George & Gale Ross

Lisa Feathers

September 17, 2020

Lisa Feathers

September 17, 2020

Lisa Feathers

September 17, 2020

Uncle B not only did you and dad look alike, you both had a sweet kind spirit. Both so loving and caring. I’ll never forget after dad died , you and Aunt Helen said that you couldn’t take dad and mom’s place but would always love me and be there for me. Thank you for being so sweet and loving to my kids and grandkids. I can only imagine what a wonderful time you all are having in heaven. I thankfully that I have the promise of seeing you again one day. Love you always

J W Hutchins

September 17, 2020

To the family,
L. B. Cole was one of the finest people I ever met. Always special, friendly and kind. I knew him from my years at Mead Corporation. May God comfort you all during and after this time of loss. My sympathy.
J W Hutchins

Greg Little

September 16, 2020

I first met LB in 1978 when I fell in love with his beautiful little girl. I learned a lot from him over the years about how to be a better man, a better husband and a better father just by watching how gracefully he excelled in each of these roles. His quiet , soft spoken manner was always encouraging. Men of his generation, like my father, are becoming lost treasures in a world that so desperately needs their calm, masculine influence. LB was a good grandfather to my four sons and also had a distinct influence on their lives. He was cherished and a part of him lives on in each of them. Rest in Peace LB, well done!

Patsy Little

September 16, 2020

My daddy... one of the greatest men I’ve ever known, honestly. Dad had the most gentle, quiet spirit. You never saw dad mistreat another person or speak ill of anyone. What a testimony from an amazing husband, a wonderful father, a loving grandfather, and a steadfast friend. It’s easy to see why Jesus wants him there with him. I love you, dad. My heart hurts and yet rejoices for you all at the same time. Your baby girl, Patsy .

FROM THE FAMILY

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