Ross Lex Cole, age 82, of Rockwood, passed away Friday, October 4, 2019. He is survived by his wife of 44 years: Linda Cole of Rockwood; daughters: Shona Cole Garvey (Maggie) of New Hampshire and Angie Cole of Maine; mother: Sue Cole of Rockwood; siblings: Joe Cole (Lora) of Crossville, Margaret Losey of Decatur, Alabama, Anita Moore (Joe) of Rockwood, and Jeff Cole of Knoxville, several nieces, nephews, and other extended family members; and chosen family: Pam Hamby, Landon Hamby, Andrew Pankratz, Jessica Stubbs, and Oaklyn Stubbs. The family will receive friends Tuesday, October 8th, 2019 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Rockwood. Memorial service will start at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the First Baptist Church Benevolence Fund.