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WILLIAM "BILL" CURTIS COLE November 24, 1961 ~ August 28, 2012 The community of La Center, WA lost a good friend at 7:30 PM on August 28, 2012. William "Bill" Curtis Cole was taken from us too early at the age of 50 due to complications from intrahepatic bile duct cancer. Bill battled this disease for eight months with a positive attitude and the support of numerous family and friends, many of whom were at his bedside during his passing. Bill was born in Vancouver, Washington on November 24th, 1961. He was a long time resident of La Center. A 1980 graduate of La Center High School, Bill went on to work at Fleetwood Homes and then as a delivery driver for XPEDX. Bill was known for his strong work ethic and was well loved by his customers. He was a leader in the community. Bill enjoyed coaching his sons sports and he volunteered for CISPUS, the fire department, La Center Sr. Parents, and the Booster Club. As a long time member of the La Center Lions, Past President, Bill was honored by the La Center Lions this year with a Melvin Jones Fellowship which is the highest recognition a Lions Club International Member can achieve. Bill truly believed in the Lions motto, We Serve. He was always one of the first to volunteer for any Lions project. Bill is survived by his wife of thirty-one years, Sandy Bailey Cole; sons, Brandon (Krystle) and Bryon; daughter, Jaci; much loved parents, Don and Patsy Cole; brothers, Jim (Linda) and Toby (Kathleen); and beloved pets, Peanut and Norma Jean. Bill will be missed by the many family and friends whose lives he brightened. Bill was always quick to smile and laugh, making friends easily. He loved road trips, dickering at garage sales, attending rock concerts with his children (never missing a Rush concert), gambling with Robin, going to movies with Bill, helping Rick and Amy with construction projects, karaoke with Ed and endless buffets. He would never turn down a friend in need. The memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 8th, 2012 at the Pleasant View Church of the Nazarene, 801 NE 194th St., Ridgefield, WA 98642. A potluck dinner will immediately follow the service. Donations may be made in Bill's name to the La Center Lions Club at PO Box 432, La Center, WA 98629.