Willie Elwood Cole, age 81, of Collettsville, North Carolina passed away on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at the Caldwell Memorial Hospital in Lenoir, NC.

He was born on June 9, 1937 in Carter County, Tennessee, a son of the late Floyd Watson Cole and the late Savada Melinda Miller Cole.
Willie was a simple man with a kind heart and a helpful nature. He loved to listen to Bluegrass Gospel Music and pick his guitar.
He was preceded in death by his Wife, Bertha Ellen Cole; Son, Lonnie Johnson; Daughter, Linda Ann Cole; Four Brothers, Flemon Cole, Lloyd Cole, Warren Cole, Homer Cole; Three Sisters, Gaynelle Cole, Virginia Cole, Juanita Cole.
Willie leaves behind to cherish his memory his Daughter, Irma Higgins of Collettsville, NC, Daughter, Jessica Bouillion of Lenoir, NC, Daughter, Donna Fillers of Lenoir, NC, Sister, Mary (Leonard) Johnson of Elizabethton, TN, Brother, Roland (Myrtle) Cole of Mount Airy, NC; grandchildren, Amanda Higgins, Angela Higgins, Joshua Higgins, Amanda Kaylor, Ashley Clawson, Amber Johnson, Aimee Johnson, Henry Bouillion, Randy Greene, Brandon Greene; great grandchildren, Abbigail Darnell, Sadie Pritchard, Hope Pritchard, Faith Pritchard, Haley Melton, Liam Higgins, Aliyah Kaylor, Caleb Kaylor, Jesse Kaylor, Alena Kaylor, Alonzo Kaylor, Eden Clawson, Lilly Oakes.
Services for Willie Elwood Cole will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2019 beginning at 2:00 pm from the Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home with Rev. Danny Cooke officiating.
The family will receive friends beginning at 1:00 pm on Saturday at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home.
Interment will follow in the Johnson Cemetery.

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