Sept. 21, 1928 ~ June 23, 2011

Funeral services were held Friday, June 24, 2011, at 2 p.m., at Teche Baptist Church in Centerville for Wilbert Joseph Cole, 82, a native and resident of Franklin who peacefully passed away June 23, 2011.

Burial will follow in the Teche Gardens Cemetery in Centerville. Pastor Phillip Cole and the Rev. Adam Beach will officiate the services.

Mr. Wilbert was a veteran of the United States Army, having served during the Korean War, was retired from Cabot following many years of dedicated service, and was the Chairman of Deacons at Teche Baptist Church in Centerville.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Dorothy Sauce Cole of Franklin; one son, Tim Cole and his wife, Karla, of Mobile, Alabama; three brothers, Albert Cole of Baytown, Texas, Percy Cole of Baldwin and Gerald Cole of Lafayette: four grandchildren, Tammy Meche, Valerie Breakfield, Aaron Cole and Phillip Cole; and four great grandchildren, Britney Meche, Maggey Breakfield, Kaleb Meche and Dylan Cole.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Wade and Julia Verret Cole; and one daughter Deborah “Debbie” Cole Kremin.

A gathering of family and friends was held Friday at Teche Baptist Church from 9 a.m. until time of service.

To view the online obituary and memory book please visit www.iberts.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Ibert’s Mortuary, Inc. of Franklin.

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