Michael Aaron Cole, 63, Piney Flats, passed away following a courageous battle with cancer on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at NHC Healthcare, Johnson City.
A native of Piney Flats, he was the son of the late Edwin O. and Mary Cole. Mr. Cole attended Piney Flats United Methodist Church. He was a Master Mason and worked as a chemical operator for Eastman Chemical Company.
Mr. Cole enjoyed hunting, fishing and his dog, Rose.
Those left to cherish his memory include a son, Lesley A. Cole, Bluff City; a brother, Edwin “Jerry” Cole and wife, Frances, of Piney Flats; an aunt, Brenda Sluss, of Nashville; a nephew, Wesley J. Cole, of Piney Flats; a niece, Misty Cross, of Piney Flats; a great niece, Madison Cross, of Piney Flats; a great nephew, Hunter Baird, of Piney Flats; special great nephew, Ethen Baird, of Piney Flats; several cousins; and special friends, Ray Byrd and Teddy Johnson.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the nursing staff of floor 5500 at Johnson City Medical Center, and a special thank you to the staff at NHC Healthcare and Caris Hospice.
For those who prefer, memorial contributions may be given to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202.
The family will greet guests to share memories on Friday, March 28, 2014, from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Tetrick Funeral & Cremation Services, Johnson City.
A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, March 29, 2014, at 11:00 AM at Shell Cemetery, Piney Flats. Reverend Scott Brady will conduct the service. Honorary pallbearers will be Ray Byrd, Teddy Johnson, Wesley Cole, Bob Roark, Bob Perkey and Don Widner.
Memories and condolences can be viewed and shared with the family at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements for the Cole family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral & Cremation Services, 3001 Peoples Street Johnson City, TN 37604. (423) 610-7171