74-year-old William L. “Willie” Cole was born August 21, 1947 in Gray, Ky. and passed away May 16, 2022 at Quality Care in Lebanon. Willie was preceded in death by his grandparents that raised him, Will and Mae Frost, his Parents Harold Cole and Annabelle Stanley and his sister, Joann Stone. Willie is survived by his wife of 39 years, Deborah Goss Cole, his children, Tasha (Philip) Waggoner, Derrick Johnson (Kim Cantrell), Sheri Ford, Jerry (Margo) Cole, Toni Cole and Christy Lawson. He is survived by grandchildren, Hagen, Hasten and Haven Waggoner and 11 more grandchildren. He is survived by 7 great-grandchildren. Willie worked for T.V.A. but for a time he was a deputy for the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department and assistant chief at the Alexandria Police Department. He also did block and concrete masonry. The funeral will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Wilson Williams will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 1-8 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. until the service at 2 p.m. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.