Berry Highland Memorial

5315 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN


Mr. Max G. Cole

Passed away on June 19, 2020

Max G. Cole, of Knoxville, Tennessee passed away on June 19, 2020 at his home in Knoxville.

Max was born in Canton, North Carolina on June 11, 1930 the son of Crom and Mae Cole. He graduated from Canton High School and went to college at Western Carolina. Max enlisted in the U.S. Navy in January 1951. He received the National Defense, Korean Service and United Nations awards as well as a good conduct award.

Max was in the Kerbela Shrine of Knoxville and was in the Masons for 60 years. He was a member of Lodge No. 386 of Canton, North Carolina and in September 2012 he received the 32nd Degree of the Scottish Rite of Freemasons in Knoxville, Tennessee.

He was married to Faye Lakey Cole for 62 years. Both were long time members of the Second United Methodist Church of Knoxville.

Max is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends during a visitation at Berry Highland Memorial on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm. A graveside service will follow the visitation at Berry Highland Memorial Cemetery at 3 pm on Wednesday. Services will be officiated by Rev. Charla Sherbakoff and assisted by Michael McFarland.

The family requests that memorial donations be made to Second United Methodist Church of Knoxville Music and Youth Department.


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, June 24, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, June 24, 2020


Mr. Max G. Cole

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Deborah and Jim Schlunz

June 24, 2020

Loving memories of Uncle Max,
Dear Aunt Faye, We wish we could be there today but due to health pandemic everything is so uncertain. Winston-Salem is a horrible coronavirus hot spot. We have doubled in cases and hospitalizations since June 1. We are concerned about this horrible situation. Be safe, thinking of you and you know we would be there
with you. Aunt Faye, just put your hand on your heart and know that I am with you. We love you, Debbie & Jim Schlunz.
~Rocky Top Forever

Amy McDougall

June 21, 2020

Rest in peace my friend. I will miss