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Bill Cole worked for Ford Motor Company

 William Nelson “Bill” Cole, age 71, passed away on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at 5:45 p.m. at his residence, surrounded by his family.

Bill was born on May 12, 1950, in Bluffton, Ohio to the late Robert C. and Eunice (Lowman) Cole, Sr.  On July 16, 1977, Bill married Lynn Goes and she survives in Ada.  

Also surviving are his two daughters: Heather (Kevin) Sanislo of Westerville and Erin Cole of Charleston, SC; two grandchildren: Avery and Liam Sanislo; a brother, Steve (Peggy) Cole of Ada; and a sister, Carol Martin of Marco Island, FL.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Cole, Jr.

Bill retired from Ford Motor Company, Lima after working for thirty-seven years. He also worked as a consultant for Royal Oaks Corporation. Bill was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a member of the Ada First United Methodist Church. Bill was a past member of the Ada Rotary Club, and lifetime member of the Ada VFW Post #9381. He was a nature lover and enjoyed fishing and gardening. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

A celebration of Life will be held at his quarry in May.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to St. Rita’s Hospice of Lima and/or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.