(Jan. 22, 2013)
Bernerd Cole of Homboldt County, Calif., went to be with the
Lord, Jan. 22. He was 80 years old. He worked as a millwright for Arcata
Redwood Company in California for 25 years and was an avid hunter and
fisherman. He was born in Tellico Plains to the late Ferd and Sina Mae Cole and
he spent the majority of his life in Humboldt County, Calif. and loved the
sheer beauty of nature around him.
Preceded in death by: sister, Judy; and son, Kenneth Dewayne
He was the beloved father of Diann Ribar, Lynne Fritschi, Karen
Elizabeth Cole and Dina Ruth Cole; and stepfather to Vickie Potoski-Pease.
Siblings surviving include: Barbara Lewis, Betty Tipton,
Shelby Belcher, Wanda Cobb, Shirley Millsaps, Norman Cole and Mike Cole;
As well as numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren,
nieces and nephews.
He was liked and loved by many and we will miss him dearly.
We can be comforted because of Godís promise to us, that he
is at peace with our Lord Jesus Christ.