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Roselawn Funeral Home & Roselawn Memorial Gardens

5350 Nw Broad Street, Murfreesboro, TN

OBITUARY

Kenneth Earle Cole

October 20, 1959July 29, 2019

Kenneth Earle Cole, went to be with the Lord at his home in Smyrna, TN at the age of fifty-nine. He is survived by his wife of twelve years, Carla Cole; mother Roberta Cole; mother –in-law Lois Jennings; his three children Christina Mooney and husband Dana, Ryan Turner and husband Ray and Kyle Huggins; sisters Star Gandara and husband Ray, Tina Springer and husband Donnie, Tonya Rooke and husband Rodger; grandson Aidan Mooney. A celebration of life for Kenneth will be held at Eleven O’clock on the morning of Friday, August 2, 2019 at Miracle Baptist Church in La Vergne, TN. Kenneth’s uncle, Robert Woodruff, and brother-in-law, David Jennings will officiate. Placement with military honors will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Murfreesboro, TN. Mr. Cole retired honorably as a Master Sergeant from the United States Army and continued as a civil servant assisting fellow veterans and their families, as a Senior Veterans Service Representative at the Department of Veterans Affairs. He was a member of Miracle Baptist Church. Memorials may be made in memory of Kenneth by visiting https://pages.lightthenight.org/tn/MidTN19/CMooney . To leave thoughts or memories, for the Cole family visit www.roselawnfh.com. Friends are cordially invited to visitation at Ten O’clock on the morning of Friday, August 2, 2019 at Miracle Baptist Church in La Vergne,TN.

Services

  • Gathering of Family and Friends Friday, August 2, 2019
  • Service to Celebrate Friday, August 2, 2019
  • Placement with Military Honors Friday, August 2, 2019

Memories

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John Sanders

August 19, 2019

I met Kenny 30 years ago and from the sounds of it he had not changed at all. Ken was always the first one to lend a helping hand or an understanding ear. I remember him as a genuine person and very easy to get along with.
My sincerest condolences go out to his entire family. May your memories of him sooth the sorrow your feeling.

John and Vanessa Sanders

Vicki Paris

August 2, 2019

It was such a pleasure working with Ken at VBA. He was always kind, happy and ready to help everyone in any way he could. He will be really missed. Praying for peace for his family.

Matthew Victory

August 2, 2019

I was blessed to work with Ken from the beginning of his career with VA. We were on the same team for many years and shared some interests in classic cars and in golf. His workspace had pictures of his family and he was always willing to share what was going on with his grandkids and such when asked. Eventually our work with VA took us in different directions and I didn't see Ken as often, but I know that he never stopped being the kind, generous, patient and professional person I worked with those few years. I am sorry for your loss and what is also our loss.

Michele Carter

August 2, 2019

I am so so sorry for the family's loss.... I have worked on a team at the VA with Ken since 2016. He was just such a sweet spirit, down to earth, faith was unwavering. He would always say, "Michele, you can't worry about that". He reminded me of my dad in so many ways. I am sorry that your family, as well as his Army/VA family has loss him, but he is no longer suffering. He fought the good fight. He will truly be missed. I will continue to keep your entire family in my thoughts and prayers.

Traci Davis

August 1, 2019

Too many memories to share, our love to the whole family, wife, children, grandson, mom, sisters, cousins, nieces and nephews, he is now joined with our other loved ones who have also moved on to our next existence with our creator and Father!! May God Bless each of you with wonderful memories and soften your heartaches with each new day! Love Skip and Traci Davis

Cathy Flores

July 31, 2019

I am truly sorry for your loss. I started working at VA in 2014. I saw Mr. Cole on numerous occasions. I had never formally been introduced to him BUT that did not matter to this great man. He was always very kind and upbeat! I will miss seeing his smiling face in the office. RIP Mr. Cole...we have the watch and will continue to serve in your honor.

Morton Williams

July 31, 2019

I've known Ken since working at the VA, we became instance friends because we both love the game of golf. We would play every Saturday if weather allowed. He had a great since of humor, and of course a very good golf game. What was important to Ken was family, he always talked about his family and of course, his grandson, Aidan, who played with us one Saturday and was the only one who finished with the same golf ball he started with. We would laugh about that all the time. He was a true friend and will be surely missed. Our prayers go the entire family. Morton and Miranda Williams

Morton Williams

July 31, 2019

I've known Ken since working at the VA, we became instance friends because we both love the game of golf. We would play every Saturday if weather allowed. He had a great since of humor, and of course a very good golf game. What was important to Ken was family, he always talked about his family and of course, his grandson, Aidan, who played with us one Saturday and was the only one who finished with the same golf ball he started with. We would laugh about that all the time. He was a true friend and will be surely missed. Our prayers go the entire family. Morton and Miranda Williams

Elton Gatling

July 31, 2019

Since we met on the job in 2007 Ken was always a positive influence with a great love for his family and those he served on the job. He would go out of his way to aid all who he came in contact with, always giving of self. Never had a bad thing to say and would find a good thought about every situation. He would check on friends even when he was feeling under the weather, truly a friend. God bless Ken and his family.

Tim Cull

July 31, 2019

My sister Kathy and I were praying together for Kenny for a good 20 minutes or so late Sunday night
Early Monday morning. His time came when he went to be with the Lord about an hour after we were praying.
He didn’t get his healing down here.
Kenny might have gotten something even better!
I’m sure that Kenny will agree.
To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.
Paul the Apostle said that for me to live is Christ but to die is Gain!
Now Kenny is in heaven in the glorious presence of the Lord!
He will come back with Him when Jesus returns.
Kenny and all the other believers who have gone before us will come back with Him. They will all get their new bodies and they will rise first!
Then we which are alive and remain will be caught up together in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air! And so shall we forever be with the Lord! Glory to God! Glory…Hallelujah!
Sad to see you go my friend, my brother.
Glad, so glad that you made the decision to receive Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior!
Thank you for letting me pray for you and with you.
Tim Cull

FROM THE FAMILY