RENNIE COLE PORTSMOUTH-Rennie Cole, 72, of Portsmouth, died Thursday, January 12, 2017 at Hillview Nursing Home. He was born April 10, 1944 in Portsmouth, to to the late Wilbur and Nellie (Brant) Cole. He is survived by his sons, Chris Cole (Debi) and Andy Cole (Toni), grandchildren; Carter and Chloe, his siblings, Bess Carnes, Virginia Kricker and Lynn Coriell, and several nieces and nephews, and a special friend, Lynn Nunn In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Roy Vance and Tandy Cole. Rennie was a graduate of Wheelersburg High School, class of 1962. He retired from Kelly Springfield Tire and Rubber in Tyler, Texas. He was a Veteran of the Vietnam War, former President of Portsmouth Area Jaycees, a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, and a member of The American Legion. Melcher Funeral Home is handling the arrangements and private services will be observed. Remembrances may be made in his name to the Alzheimer's Foundation.
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