Oct. 21, 1933—May 1, 2015 Thomas Ward Coe, 81, of Crossville, was called home to be with his Lord on May 1, 2015. He was born Oct. 21, 1933, in Chattanooga, son of the late John Wallace Coe and Agnes Brady Coe. Thomas worked in law enforcement as a communication technician and was of the Methodist faith. He also proudly served his country in the United States Army and was a veteran of the Korean War. He is survived by his wife, Harriet Coe of Crossville; son, John Coe and wife, Lysa, of Lebanon; daughter, Angela Coe Pelley and husband, Ed; grandson, Mark Anthony Graham Jr.; and great-granddaughters, Alyssa and Avery Graham. In addition to his parents, Thomas was preceded in death by his daughter, Natalie Coe; brother, Jack Coe; sisters, Bettye Elmore, Frances Coe, Mary Hill and Marie Carpenter. Memorial donations may be made to either A Time for Paws, P.O. Box 2982, Crossville, TN 38555, www.atime4paws.org, 707-9889; or, Hospice of Cumberland County, 30 E. Adams St., Crossville, TN 38555, www.cumberlandhospice.com, 484-4784. Funeral services were held at Bilbrey Funeral Home May 6, with Ed Pelley officiating. Interment was in Crossville City Cemetery. Bilbrey Funeral Home, Inc. (www.bilbreyfh.com) was in charge of the arrangements.
Published on  May 7, 2015