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Speck Funeral Home - Billy Hayes Cole, Sr.

November 4, 1933 ~ November 6, 2020 (age 87)

Obituary

Graveside Services for Mr. Billy Hayes "Fuzz" Cole, Sr., age 87, of Allons will be conducted 2 p.m., Sunday, November 8, 2020 from the Bethel Cemetery.  Bro. Damon Corley will officiate.  The family will welcome friends at the graveside.

Mr. Billy Cole, Sr. passed from this life in the comfort of his home on Friday morning, November 6, 2020, to be with his Lord, with his family at his side.  He was born in Allons, Tennessee on November 4, 1933 to the late Lester Homer & Annie Nivens Cole.  He was married to the love of his life for 64 years, Mrs. Alice Ramsey Cole.

Billy was an Army Veteran, and served 2 terms as Overton County Circuit Court Clerk.  He owned and ran Cole's Repair Shop in the early seventies.  He and his wife owned and operated together Miss Clean Laundry & Dry Cleaners for 47 years.  Billy loved his family very much, they was his greatest joy.  He enjoyed the lake, loved raising Charolais cattle, racing go karts, bowling, shooting matches, and riding motorcycles, and four wheelers.  He was a lifetime member of the Livingston Masonic Lodge #259, and was also a member of the Shrine.  Billy also loved riding his John Deere Tractor, especially during hay season.  He was a true outdoorsman.

Billy loved the Lord, and was saved and baptized on September 12, 2016.  He wasn't a giant of a man in size, but he was a mighty giant to his family.  He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

Billy leaves behind his wife, Alice Ramsey Cole; son, Billy Hayes Cole, Jr. and wife Shirley of Hardys Chapel, TN; daughter, Beth Ann Carr & husband Keith of Allons, TN; grandchildren, Tosha Clemens & husband Joe, Betsy Carr Thrasher, Ethan Hayes Carr & his fiance Kerstan Howard, Kristofer Carr & wife Lori, Julie Raines & husband Chad, Michael Carr & wife Kelli, Justin Davis & wife Jessie, and Jay Morgan & fiance Amanda Grinder; 11 great-grandchildren, Keaton Lankford, Kaston & Kinley Carr, Zachary & Nathan Raines, Avah, Emmy, Will & Case Carr, and Jacob & Madison Davis; brother, Bobby J. Cole of Allons, TN; sister, Jo Nell Robbins of Allons, TN; 1 very special family member, Rick Sidwell of Cumming, GA.

In addition to his parents, Billy was preceded in death by his brother, James Cole, and sisters, Irene Dennis, Norma Swift, and Anna Dean Padgett.

Pallbearers to serve are Ethan Carr, Kris Carr, Michael Carr, Joe Clemens, Chad Raines, and Justin Davis.

Memorial Donations, may be made to the Bethel Cemetery Fund by contacting Speck Funeral Home.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the family requests that all guests wear masks and practice social distancing throughout the services.  We thank you for your cooperation.

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