Joel “Joey” Cole, age 48, of Greeneville, died Thursday, November 5, 2020 at his home.
Mr. Cole drove a concrete truck and cleaned vinyl siding. He was a jack of all trades and master of none. He attended Fairview Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Joel was a friend and brother to everyone he met.
Mr. Cole is survived by his wife of 26 years, Alisa Cole; two sons and daughter-in-law, Michael and Rebecca Kesterson and Ricky Riddle and Carrie Roberts; grandson, Jasper Kesterson; granddaughter, Alisa Major; a special uncle who was like a second father, Robert Rhodes; sisters and brothers-in-law, Cathleen Minga, Carolyn Jenkins, Teresa and Ronnie Smith-Ricker and Tammy and Keith Shelton; brother and sister-in-law, Billy and Kay Cole, Sr.; his special friends and loved ones, Brenda Oxendine, who was a special caregiver, Kay Cole, Dr. Patel’s office, Donna Richards, Marty Wilkerson, Randy Kesterson of Arizona and the staff of Smokey Mountain Home Health and Hospice; several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Bobby Jack and Barbara Cole; and one sister, Betty Seaton.
Funeral services will be conducted at 6:30 pm Sunday in the chapel of Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home with Rev. Ronnie Duncan officiating. The family will receive friends from 1-3 and 5-6:30 pm preceding the funeral service on Sunday. Due to Covid-19 pandemic, the family requests that masks be worn at all time during the services. Friends and family are asked to meet at Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home at 10:00 am Monday to go in procession to Pine Grove UMC Cemetery for the 11:00 am committal service.
Active pallbearers will be Bobby Cole. Michael Kesterson, Lucas Greer, Jason Oxendine, Ricky Riddle, Joseph Cole, Richard Bowman, Billy Cole, Jr., Benny Cole and Anthony Morgan.
The family wishes to express special thanks to his two sons for the special care given to him and taking care of him and their mother. He was so very proud of both of you.
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