Vicki Cole dies at the age of 71

Vicki Cole 1951-2022

LOCAL OBITUARY | Vicki Yvonne Waddle Cole of Tullahoma, Tennessee passed away on Monday, November 28, 2022 at the age of 71 surrounded by loved ones.

Vicki was born on February 6, 1951 to J.C. Morris and Eloise Farrar Waddle of Tupelo, Mississippi. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Phillip Farrar Waddle, and her son, Ryan Dean Cole.

According to her family, Vicki took great pride in her home and her loved ones. She never met a stranger and was always willing to lend a kind word and welcomed everyone she met to sit and laugh or even to just enjoy a meal together. She enjoyed sitting and talking with people at her kitchen table. For many years she was a homemaker and was the “Mom of the neighborhood.” Vicki was truly a bright light on humanity with her kind and caring nature. She spoke of her children and grandchildren with great pride and joy to anyone who would listen. Vicki also had several nieces and nephews that she carried on close relationships with through their entire lives because she cared very much about them.

Vicki is survived by her loving husband of 47 years, Aubrey Dean Cole, as well as her two daughters, Catherine (Katie) Cole and Janene (Chad) Cooper. She is also survived by five grandchildren Jonathan (Chelsea) Boyce, Fallon (Jacob) Massey, Vann (Cortney) Boyce, Cole (Andrea) Boyce and Baily Johnstone. She was blessed with 12 great grandchildren: Sawyer, Montgomery, Jase and Scarlett Boyce; Emma, Brylee, Carson and Brooks Massey; Anna Claire and Addison Boyce; along with, Hadley and Olivia Boyce. She is also survived by her brother Michael Morris Waddle of Kenosha, WI.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital in her memory at so that children struggling with cancer have the funds they need to have less to worry about during their medical struggle.

Visitation with the family will take place on Friday, December 2 from 5 – 8 p.m. at Lynchburg Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 1 at Shady Grove Stand Cemetery in Duck River. •