John L. Colbaugh
Oct 9, 2012
John L. \"Screaker\" Colbaugh
Oct. 9, 2012
John L. \"Screaker\" Colbaugh, 79, of Decatur, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
He was of the Baptist faith and was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in the Korean War. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hubert and Willie Brown Colbaugh; one son, Kenneth Colbaugh; one grandson, Jason Colbaugh; one brother, Ralph Colbaugh; and one sister, Dorothy Arnold.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Bertha Runyan Colbaugh of Decatur; one son, Frank \"Spanky\" Colbaugh of Decatur; four brothers and three sisters-in-law, Taylor and Allene Colbaugh of Decatur, Kenneth and Ann Colbaugh of Harrison, and Harles and Diane Colbaugh and George Colbaugh, all of Decatur; one sister and brother-in-law, Joyce and Paris Roberts of McMinn County; four grandchildren, Greg Colbaugh, Andy Colbaugh, Beth Hughes and Pamela Colbaugh; and several great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday in the chapel of Bowers Funeral Home with the Rev. Max Redman and the Rev. Paul Isom officiating. Burial will follow in Shiloh Cemetery with military honors.
Pallbearers will be Greg Colbaugh, Andy Colbaugh, Matt Schrank, Scotty Hughes, Tim Colbaugh and Corey Hughes. Honorary pallbearers will be James \"Smokey\" Barnam, Jack Wright and Wayne Brown.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Go to www.bowersfh.com to sign the guest book and offer your condolences.
Bowers Funeral Home of Decatur is in charge of arrangements.