William “Cole” Cahoon

November 11, 2004 - December 16, 2023
William “Cole” Cahoon

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William Cole Cahoon, lovingly known as Cole, was born on November 11, 2004, in Beaufort County, NC. To his mother Rebecca H. Cahoon and his father Brad Cahoon. Cole’s journey as a young man came to an unexpected end on December 16, 2023, at the age of 19.

Cole lived a vibrant life with family and friends, never straying far from home. He graduated from Northside High School and was furthering his education at Beaufort County Community College for welding. Cole loved to draw random artwork, ride dirt bikes, 4-wheelers, and his truck. He experienced these adventures with his family and many friends. He loved hunting with his dad when he was younger, but the loss of Little Charlie (his dad and Cole’s best friend) lessened the desire. Cole loved all the family dogs; Coco, Oakley, and Drake as he went to them for comfort.

One of the best parts of Cole’s life was the deep, unbreakable bond with his brother Colin. Together, they grew and shaped each other, providing support and strength; they were best friends and partners in crime. Cole’s bond with his mother was strong and he depended on her for everything, always texting the smallest of things. As Cole continued to comfort her after the loss of (Maga), whom Cole shared a special bond as well, teaching him the Bible and school lessons every day as Hoff Road became a detour for Maga’s route home to Pungo. Cole’s bond with Dad was full of structure and teaching him to ride 4-wheelers, hunting and standing strong as he wanted Cole to become all he wanted and to find his way in life.

Cole surrounded himself with friends who became like family. Cole’s home was always open to sleep overs garage sitting, laughter, discussions, late night talking, and goofy dance music along with his mom, Dad, Colin and friends. Cole’s Mom and Dad endured all the joys and anguish of washing muddy clothes, cooking for all and the shoes at the back door to stumble over, and the bumps and bruises of all the kids; and wouldn’t change one thing about it all.

Cole leaves behind a loving family with a broken heart that will heal with time because his life was taken too soon. Rebecca and Brad will hold Cole in their hearts and forever cherish the memories, photos and love that was created from the time Cole was first laid in their arms at birth. Cole is also survived by his beloved brother, Colin Cahoon; (Nana) Sharon and (Papa) Ronnie; three aunts, Rita Graves, Crystal Tetterton, and Melissa McHarney three uncles; Tyler Cahoon, T.J. Tetterton, and Charlie McHarney. Great grandmother; Mavis Greenwaldt, aunts and uncles; Joedy, Barbara, Lisa, Lori, Terry, Debbie, and Steven “Puggy”, along with many cousins; Lemon, Topper, Kaleigh, Kaden, David, Amanda, Morgan, Co Co, Caelen, Callie, and Laurie.

Cole leaves behind a cherished circle of family and friends who will carry Cole’s memory and laughter in their hearts forever. He was preceded in death by his grandmother; Brenda Hamilton “Maga”, grandfather; “Papa” Ray Hamilton, great-grandfather; Don Greenwaldt, uncles; Mike Graves and Tommy Glancy, great-grandmother; Christine Cahoon “Nanny”, great-grandfather; Carlton Cahoon and great-grandfather; Bill Waters.

A Visitation will be held at Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Home on Saturday December 30, 2023, from 11:00am-12:00pm with a graveside service to follow at the Davis Cemetery where Cole will be laid to rest by “Maga” and Papa until we meet Cole in heaven when God calls each and every one of us.

In lieu of flowers, to honor Cole’s passion for the outdoors and his love for adventure, his family has chosen to support the Angels N Camo mission and donations may be made in his name. Angels N Camo C/O Lisa Adams . 532 Ward Road .Washington, NC 27889

Cole’s family will always remember the joy he brought each and all of them and the tender-hearted moments he shared’ and the goofy and silly dances and hand gestures. We release Cole’s ashes and tenderhearted soul to dance with the stars. As Cole’s family will be doing lots of star gazing for days to come.

Joseph B. Paul Jr. funeral Service is honored to assist the Cahoon family.




Graveside Service

Saturday, December 30, 2023
1:00 PM

Davis Cemetery - Directions
138 Grassy Ridge Road
Pantego, NC 27960

Visiting Hours

Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Service - Directions
4500 Hwy 264 E Washington, NC 27889
  • Saturday, December 30, 2023
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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    My heart goes out to Becca, Brad, Colin and the rest of the family. I worked for Sharon at DET when Cole was a young teen and getting to know all the members of this family was a privilege. You are all in my thoughts and prayers!

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    Racheal Griffis-Steigerwald says:
    Years ago when I met a bright blonde haired little boy and his cute little brother it was an honor and I can't believe the wonderful young man he grew to be. He was always someone I thought of like a little brother and within the past year we got pretty close and I am forever grateful for all of our conversations and I'll carry them with me. My heart breaks and goes out to Becca, Brad, Colin and the rest of the Cahoon family but especially for Becca. I am praying so hard for you all and I will always remember Cole because your boy left a heck of a mark on the world and especially those who loved him. I pray God can give you all some comfort and that he wraps you up in his arms. Psalms 34:18-19 "The LORD is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed". Much love to you all. May Cole rest in peace!

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    It was an honor to meet Cole and Colin years ago when I worked beside his mother and even before that. From the little bright blonde haired boy to the amazing young man he became, I always loved him to death. In the last year, we got pretty close and I will miss our conversations. I pray so hard daily for Rebecca, Brad, Colin, and the rest of the Cahoon Family. Becca and Brad, your boy left one heck of a mark on the world!! We will always look up at the sky for him and celebrate his life down here!

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