Furman Edwin Cole, 90, passed away Monday, March 12, 2018 at Memorial Campus Mission Hospital.
A native of Buncombe County, he was a son of the late George Furman Cole and Beulah Shook Cole, and was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, Susan Annette Cole.
Mr. Cole was a graduate of Lee H. Edwards High School and attended all of the high school reunions. He retired after 42 years from Graybar Electric as counter manager.
He joined the Haw Creek Lions Club in 1973, where he served as former president and deputy district governor and was a recipient of national honors. He was a Navy veteran of WWII.
He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Ada Barker Cole; his son, George Edwin Cole; daughter Ellen Annette Cole; and a sister, Ann Cole Keast of Carson City, Nevada.
A memorial service will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at Groce United Methodist Church with the Rev. Gerald Davis and the Rev. Andrea McCumber officiating. Members of Haw Creek Lions Club will serve as honorary pallbearers.
The family will greet friends following the service.
Memorials may be made to Groce United Methodist Church, 954 Tunnel Rd., Asheville, NC 28805.
Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Rd. is assisting the family.