William LeRoy Cole died on October 7, 2017 in Vancouver, Washington, at the age of 79. William was born on September 19, 1938 in Caldwell, Idaho to Floyd and Ernestine Cole.
William was preceded in death by the love of his life of 56 years, Laura Cole, in Aug 2015, his brother, Reynold S. Bovent and his parent’s Floyd Cole(s) and Ernestine (Simmons) Bovent
William had been attending his granddaughter, Melissa’s wedding at Lewis River Golf Course when he collapsed, his granddaughter and her bridesmaid Samantha performed CPR until paramedics could arrive and take over. He was surrounded by the love of his family at the wedding before passing. His grandson Joseph Jr. and daughter Pamela were with him at the hospital when he passed. William died at Peace Health SW Hospital in Vancouver, Washington.
William is survived by; daughter, Pamela Schwartz and husband Joseph Schwartz Sr. Vancouver, WA., son, William Scott Cole, Vancouver, WA. and ex-daughter in law, Theresa Martin Cole. His 1/2 Sister’s, Mary Cole-Brown, Lola J. Summers and Shannon E. Frank. He is also survived by grandchildren; Joseph Schwartz Jr. and wife Andi, Vancouver, WA., Melissa Stricker and husband Robert, Vancouver, WA., Michael Schwartz, Vancouver, WA., and Natalie Cole. Great-grandchildren Mollie Miller, Michael Miller, Max Miller and step great-grandchildren; Cameron Stricker, Riley Stricker, Kainan Colvin.
Arrangements under the direction of Bateman Carroll Funeral Home, Gresham, OR.