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1929 James 2023

James Harold Cole

June 28, 1929 — June 18, 2023

James Harold Cole, age 93 of Camden, TN passed away on Sunday, June 18, 2023 at TriStar Skyline Medical Center in Nashville, TN. Mr. Cole was born on June 28, 1929 in Benton County, TN to the late John Cole and the late Emma Nunnery Cole. He was also preceded in death by his first wife Avis Spence Cole; a brother Ruel Cole; sisters Ruth Fowler Wyatt, Opal Deaton, Pauline Hargis, Corean Craig, Johnelle Moore and a great granddaughter Dasha Roberts. Mr. Cole was a retired Army Veteran and a member of Cowells Chapel United Methodist Church. He worked as a sewing machine mechanic and retired from Bass Manufacturing and later worked at Lowes in Paris, TN. Mr. Cole enjoyed working, collecting old things from the past, gardening, watching Fox News and the “Pickers”, John Deere tractors and his two German Shepherds. Harold loved God, his family, his friends and “working”.

Survived by:

Wife: Carolyn McMackin Cole of Camden, TN

Son: Randy (Lynn) Cole of Camden, TN

        Mark French of Camden, TN

Daughter: Melody (Randy) Reid of Paris, TN

Sister: Reba Johnson Pace of Camden, TN

Grandchildren: Shannon (Matthew) Reid Kirby, Scott (Krissa) Reid, Brooke (Lauren) Cole, Mark Cole, Trina Patton (Jimmy Thompson), Amy Fulbright, Tiffany (Phil) Frerking, Bethany (Chris) Weatherly, Corey (Nicole) French

Great Grandchildren: Colin Roberts, Emma Frerking, Mary Frerking, Chloe Rogers, Gage Weatherly, Briar Weatherly, Lucas French, Katie French, Olivia  French, Abigal Kirby, Henry Kirby, Sarah Kate Reid, Luke Reid, Laine Thompson

Visitation with the family will be on Thursday, June 22, 2023 from 4:00-8:00 PM and again on Friday, June 23, 2023 11:00-1:00 at Oakdale Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 23, 2023 at 1 PM at Oakdale Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Durwood Worley, Bro. John Holcomb and Bro. Kenn Beal officiating.

Burial will follow in Cowells Chapel Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Cowells Chapel Cemetery Fund.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, June 22, 2023

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Oakdale Funeral Home

401 HWY 641, Camden, TN 38320

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Visitation

Friday, June 23, 2023

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Oakdale Funeral Home

401 HWY 641, Camden, TN 38320

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Funeral Service

Friday, June 23, 2023

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Oakdale Funeral Home

401 HWY 641, Camden, TN 38320

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Interment

Friday, June 23, 2023

Cowell's Chapel

, Camden, TN 38320

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