Ernest Roger Cole, 81, of Graysville, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, at Memorial Health Care.
He was a member of Brayton Seventy-day Adventist Church. He was a member of the U.S. Army serving in Korea.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest B. and Grace Cole; son, Ernest B. Cole II; brother, Donald Cole and sister, Juanita Cole.
Survivors include his wife, Louise Cole; six children, Pamela D. Van Boekhout, James E. White. J. Biran Cole, Carmen D. Cole, Rosemary L. Cole and Sandra G. Hogston; several grandchildren; eight great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
A private funeral service for family members will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday with Pastor Corbin Pitman officiating. Burial will be at Chattanooga National Cemetery.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Brayton Seventh-day Adventist Church.
In lieu of flowers, make memorials to Brayton Seventh-day Adventist Church, 949 Brayton Road, Graysville, TN 37338.
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Arrangements by Coulter Garrison Funeral Home Inc. Dayton, Tenn. 37321.