William Cole Spinner

November 17, 1981November 18, 2011

SPINNER, WILLIAM COLE, 30, passed away November 18, 2011 at Jewish Hospital.

Cole was born and raised in Louisville and graduated from Seneca High School. He continued his education at the University of Kentucky earning a bachelor's degree, and was president of the fencing club. Cole will be forever remembered by his countless family and friends.

Cole was preceded in death by his grandparents, William G Spinner Jr, and Bettie Spinner Gearheart; his uncle, Robert L Spinner; special sister, Kimberly Martin.

Cole is survived by his loving parents, William G Spinner III and Debbie (May) Spinner; grandparents, Willie and Carolyn May, Ernie and Barbara Gearheart; and special sister, Becky Volz. He is also survived by aunts and uncles, Cheri and Dave Young, Vicki and John Hammond, Tammy and Jeff Burton, Janie and Chad Dawson, Allen May and Roy Davis; cousins, Russell, Jenna, and Annistyn Brown, Robb Brown, Billy Young, Kristi, Jani, and Keri Hammond, Nathan and Caylee Dawson, Harrison and Christian May, Heather Zirnheld and Roy Davis Jr..

Cole touched the lives of many people with his smile and generosity, and maintained his trademark sense of humor.

A service honoring the life of Cole will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at Evergreen Funeral Home, with burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be noon-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home and 10 a.m. until the start of the funeral Wednesday. Please leave your condolences for the family at

Expressions of sympathy can be made to Kosair Charities Pediatric Clinical Research Unit.


  • Visitation Tuesday, November 22, 2011
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, November 23, 2011

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Robin and Phil Adams

December 6, 2011

Bill and Debbie,

Phil and I are heart broken to hear of Cole's passing! No words express our grief for your loss but hope you find comfort in knowing that you are in our thoughts we are praying for you and your family.

Tom OConnor

December 4, 2011

Mr & Mrs Spinner,
I am so sorry for your loss. Cole was an outstanding young man, and neighbor. He oftentimes talked about his parents, the closeness and how much he looked forward to weekly dinners with his folks.
He will truly be missed by all that had the privilege of meeting him.
God bless you during these difficult times. My thoughts & prayers are with you.

November 27, 2011

Carolyn & Family, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Jack & Lois Jacobs

November 24, 2011

Mr & Mrs Spinner,
We are so sorry for your loss. May God grant you peace and heal your heart. We will keep you and your family in our prayers.Thank you for all you have done for our Sons-The Mccubbins Brothers.
Peace be upon you.
Pat & Elizabeth Meehan

Paul Russell

November 24, 2011

I met Cole several years ago when I began working out with the UK Fencing Club. His hard work and influence helped to rebuild the club when it could have just as easily folded. Cole was friendly and accepting of anyone who shared his passion for the sport and as a non-traditional student I really appreciated this about him. I am glad to have known him and proud to call him a friend. My deepest condolences go out to his family.

Paul Russell

Jess and Dale Stevens

November 24, 2011

So sorry to hear of Cole's passing. Hope he's at peace. A brilliant young man who was so talented. We will be praying for his family.

Shaina Ravis

November 23, 2011

Cole, you were such a sweetheart, it saddens me to hear this news. You will be missed so much, I know you will be watching us from above. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family. <3

Caralee Bryant

November 23, 2011

Cole was one of the most amazing funny sincere genuine humans I have ever met. From the time we met in high school through 11 eleven years later, whenever we saw each other it was like coming home to an old friend. He meant the world to my partner and I and the world is a somber place without him. Our prayers are with his family as they struggle throught this period of grief.

November 23, 2011

Debbie and Billy, We can't even begin to tell you how saddened we were of Cole's death. You and your entire family are in our thoughts and prayers. Michael & Belinda Shelton

Robin Shepherd-Wathen

November 23, 2011

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. You are in my thoughts and prayers.