Nolan Lee Cole, 70, of Columbia, KY, son of the late Sylvester and Elsie Coomer Cole, was born on December 14, 1951 in Campbellsville, KY. He departed this life on Thursday, April 28, 2022 at his home.
He had professed faith in Christ and was a member of the Knifley Christian Church where he served as an Elder. Nolan was a retired property manager for Spring Ridge Meadows Apartments. He enjoyed spending time on the farm and worked for Wiser Farms for numerous years. Nolan was part owner of Cole’s Lawn Care. He loved to garden, and especially tell his family how to garden – the right way. He also enjoyed hunting and being at the hunting cabin on the farm. He often visited the Pool Room where he could be found talking with friends or meeting a new one. He never met a stranger. Mr. Cole was a longtime member of the Adair County Jaycees. Nolan especially loved his grandchildren, who they referred to as “Pa.”
His wife of 51 years: Judy Williams Cole
2 sons: Jamie Cole (Beth Holmes) of Columbia, KY and Jeremy & Danielle Cole of Somerset, KY
Former special daughter-in-law: Tricia Cole of Columbia, KY
7 grandchildren: Taylor Cole (Trevor Willis), Shelby Cole, Ashley Cole, Jon Cole, Jace Cole, David Cole and Matthew Cole
1 sister & brother-in-law: Linda Bea & Ralph Jackson of Columbia
Several nieces, nephews, other relatives & friends
He was preceded in death by 2 sisters: Julia Loy and Joan Lawless-Loy, and a niece, Deborah Jo Lawless.
Funeral Service: Saturday, April 30, 2022 at 2:00pmCT at Knifley Christian Church, 7710 Elkhorn Road, Knifley, KY with Bro. Hugh Withers and Bro. Jeremy Cole officiating
Burial: Columbia City Cemetery
Visitation: Friday from 4:00pm-8:00pmCT at Knifley Christian Church and Saturday after 7:00amCT until time of the service.
Pallbearers: Charles Shirley, Barry Bennett, Melvin Johnson, Tommy Grider, Mike Robertson, Michael Mann, Bug Knight and Mike Curry
Honorary Pallbearers: Trevor Willis, Charles England, Jeff Coffey, Ricky Coffey, Cebert Sherill, Travis Hatfield, Josh Bullock, Ty Bennett, Danny Hatcher, Todd Grider and Nolan’s nephews.
Expressions of sympathy are requested to be in the form of donations to The Julia Loy Endowment Fund at Lindsey Wilson College or the Ronald McDonald House of Nashville, both of which can be made at the church or the funeral home.
Gupton-Landrum Funeral Home in Greensburg is in charge of the arrangements.