Wilford Curtis Cole

Lewisburg-Wilford Curtis “Bert” Cole, 82, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center.

Born Aug. 22, 1931, at Nimitz, he was a son of the late Lawrence Curtis Cole and Hattie Pearl Cole Lilly.

He was a retired CSX Conductor for 38 years, was a member of the United Methodist Church in Asbury, and was an Army Veteran of the Korean War.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia Cole Tuckwiller; two brothers, Jim Cole and John Cole; and a sister Janice Patterson.

He is survived by: his wife Frances L. Kelly Cole; daughter, Diana Sue “Susie” Cole Handley (Bill); sons, Danny Lee Cole (Libby), Randy Dean Cole (Crystal) and David Curtis Cole (Cathy); grandchildren, William Callison, Elizabeth Honaker Smith, Autumn Vance (Jeremy), Kinder Tuckwiller, Travis Cole, Tyler Cole and Dylan Cole; great-granddaughter, Lyla June Smith; two brothers, Harry Cole and Anthony Cole; and two sisters, Shirley Taylor and Arlis Jones.

A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10 at the Asbury Community Cemetery, with Nev. Ron Miller and Rev. Samuel Haught officiating.

There will be no visitation.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the United Methodist Church Roof Fund in Asbury, C/O Dwayne Hoover, P.O. Box 299, Alderson, WV 24910.

Pallbearers will be: Bill Handley, Ralph Taylor, Steve Cole, J.J. Cole, Roger Patterson, Ron McGuire and Dean Gore.

Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg is in charge of arrangements.

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