Mount Olivet Funeral Home & Cemetery

1101 Lebanon Pike, Nashville, TN


William Herbert COLE, JR.

March 24, 1952January 26, 2020

Mr. William Herbert Cole, Jr. "Billy" was born March 24, 1952 in Nashville, Tennessee to parents William Herbert Cole, Sr. and Emma Laura Nipper Cole. He passed away Sunday, January 26, 2020 in Goodlettsville, Tennessee. He was 67 years of age.

Billy was preceded in death by his father and mother. He is survived by his loving family, wife Wynn Cole, daughter Amy Cole Kelley, son and daughter-in-law, William Gregory "Gregg" Cole and Kristi, sister Judy Cole Land, and four grandchildren whom he dearly loved, Jamison and Coleson Kelley, Gracie and Lilly Cole.

Billy was a Ford Glass Plant retiree. Also a member of Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Goodlettsville. He was a Hume Fogg Tech graduate where he was president of his senior class. Billy had many interests in his life, just to name a few, he loved sports, he was an avid Vandy fan and Tennessee Titans fan. He loved to play golf, fish and to garden. But his favorite thing to do was spend time with his grandchildren, whether it be taking them to football and basketball games or taking them to dance, it didn't matter as long as he was spending time with them and loving them. He had a great sense of humor, just making him a fun person to be around.

Visitation will be 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friday, January 31st at Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 226 South Main Street, Goodlettsville, TN 37072. To be announced, a Graveside Service will be held at Historic Mount Olivet Cemetery, 1101 Lebanon Pike, Nashville, TN with Bro. Tim Stutler officiating.

In memory of Billy Cole memorial contributions may be made to St. Judes Children's Hospital in Memphis, TN.


  • Visitation Friday, January 31, 2020


William Herbert COLE, JR.

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Todd and Laurie Bradley

February 1, 2020

Our deepest condolences to the Cole family . We have lived across the street from one another for years . Billy was always smiling and always saying hello to Laurie and I . I always checked on him as he did the same for us . I knew I could rely on him if my family was on vacation to watch our house . He will missed dearly and we will always remember him as a kind smiling neighbor. Rest in peace .
Laurie and Todd Bradley


January 29, 2020

I met Billy & Wynn back in 1972. Billy and my husband rode together at Ford. They both hired in on or about the same day. I grew to know and love Billy and Wynn and their family. I run into Billy a lot in Goodlettsville. He always had a kind word to say and always seemed to be a happy guy.
Billy was fun and full of life and he loved his wife and family and grandchildren. He will be missed by all who knew him.
My prayers go up for all the family for peace and comfort and understanding.

Kenny & Cornelia Vaden

January 29, 2020

Our condolences to the entire family. We were neighbors and friends for many years. Always ready to lend a hand when I had a project going. My fondest memories of Billy though was the hours that he and I sat at a picnic table behind our house and debated world problems. I like to think that we solved one or two. In all seriousness though, Billy was a wonderful friend and will be missed by so many. Rest In Peace my friend. Kenny & Cornelia Vaden

Terry Aldridge

January 29, 2020

I would like to give my deepest condolences to the entire Cole family. Worked with Billy at the Ford plant and considered him a close friend. You'll be missed ole buddy!