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James Seymour Cole

April 5, 1918 February 20, 2019
James Seymour Cole
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James Seymour Cole, 100 years and 10 months, of Oak Ridge passed away at Methodist Medical Center on February 20, 2019.
Born in Hartford, Connecticut to parents Edwin B. Cole and Ruth Belden Cole on April 5, 1918.
He was a veteran during WWII with the Army Air Corp. James came to this area 74 years ago from Brooklyn, New York. He was a member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church for 57 years, a 67 year member of Elks # 1684, 32 years with the Fraternal Order of Eagles #2514, American Legion for 32 years, Oak Ridge Boat Club, Union Carbide, K-25/ Y/12 employee where he worked for 37 years. He was with the U.S. Army Air Corp during WWII and through the military he was brought to Oak Ridge for the Manhattan Project, Special Engineering Detachment.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Dolores MacNeil Cole (August 14, 2016), and by his daughter Judy McCarthy.
He is survived by:
Son, Jay Cole and wife, Gwen of Clinton;
Sister, Grace Cole Jones, Greenwich, CT and her children, Keith Jones (Joan), Essex, CT and Grace Vineyard (William), Hendersonville, NC;
Grandchildren, Sean McCarthy and his children;
Step-grandchildren, Jackie Webb (Frances), Johnny, and Donna Roby (James); Nine great-grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; special great-grandson, Jordan Webb (Missy) and their child, Ranger.
Several great- nieces and great-nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in James’ memory to the Clinch River Quilts of Valor, 193 Laurel Road, Clinton, TN 37716.
The memorial service will be held Saturday, March 9, 2019, 2 PM at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church with Father David Lovett officiating. Military honors will be provided by Volunteer State Honor Guard and the Tennessee Army National Guard. Interment of ashes will follow at St. Stephen’s Memorial Garden. Following the interment, a reception will be held at the church. An online guest book may be signed at

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Memorial Service




2:00 PM 3/9/2019 2:00:00 PM
St. Stephens Episcopal Church

212 N Tulane Avenue
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Interment of ashes following the memorial service at St. Stephen's Memorial Garden........................................Reception to follow the interment

St. Stephens Episcopal Church
212 N Tulane Avenue Oak Ridge 37830 TN
United States

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