B. W. "Bill" Cole

Dec. 28, 2016

B.W. “Bill” Cole (MS CIV EGR ’63) Houston, Texas, died May 16, 2016, at the Anderson Cancer Center in Houston after a long battle with leukemia. He was 77.

He was born Feb. 17, 1939, in Noble Country, Indiana, the first of five children to James and Lydia Cole.

He played college basketball while earning a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, graduating in June of 1961. In September of 1961, he and Annette Slessman were married in Albion, Indiana, and moved to East Lansing, where they both completed degrees at Michigan State University in 1963.