Michael Roy Kolb
10 August, 1957 – 19 September, 2020
Michael R. Kolb (Mike), 63, of Fort Worth, TX, passed away on 9/19/20 after a 3yr cancer battle. He was born August 10, 1957 in Big Spring, TX. ’75 graduate of Trinity High School and played baseball at Ranger College. Racquetball ProTour Player from 1980-1987, played for fun 1987-2020. Mike married Jana Wills Kolb in 1986. Mike worked 31+ yrs in the Cable Industry. Mike loved watching his sons play baseball (TBall-College) and cheering for his Texas Rangers. He enjoyed life through simple pleasures…hanging out with friends and family. Mike’s laidback attitude and genuine personality made him a friend to all.
He is survived by his wife, Jana Kolb; two sons and daughters-in-law, Kory and Alex, Kyle and Taylor. Grandchildren, Carsyn and Avery. Brothers and Sisters, Ray Kolb; John & Carol Kolb; Perry & Marcie Kolb; Beth & Earl McConnell; Jacque & Steve Shuttleworth. Nephews & Nieces, Brian & Lisa Kolb w/great nephews and niece, Braydon, Whitley & Gracie; Kevin Kolb; Tony Troutman; Kathy Kolb; Jennifer & Rodney Nissen. Aunt, Elaine Pavlick & Cousins, George Pavlick, Stephen Pavlick, Christine Hamel & their families. Mike is preceded in death by his mother and step-father, Rose & Gene Hammett and his father and stepmother, Jack & Sylvia Kolb.
Beloved husband, devoted father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, brother-in-law and friend, he will truly be missed by all. Due to Covid-19, a Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Memorials can be made to the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation (WWW.NPCF.US) at PO Box 1848, Longmont, CO 80502.
- National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Michael Roy Kolb
October 20, 2020
Mike and I met as a blind date but we always laughed at the fact that he wasn't the original blind date. Mike was blind date #2 in the same weekend. (Blind date #1 was a disaster)
From the moment Mike and I met (which is another story in itself) we just knew that we didn't need to look any longer. We had a whirlwind romance, engaged 2months after we met and married 6 months later. That was 35 years ago and I deeply wished that we could have had a lot more years together. Mike was the love of my life!
If you knew Mike, then you knew what a wonderful person he was. He was a friend to everyone that he met. Mike was a good ole boy and believed that your word and hand shake was truth and his promise was always kept!
October 6, 2020
I am deeply saddened to hear of Mike's passing. Mike and I had the opportunity over the past couple of years to re-connect on the racquetball courts with other friends. Mike had shared his struggles with me and we spent time visiting about them. However, Mike always seemed to keep a great attitude and he never let on that the illness was overtaking him. Having grown up with him in Euless and playing countless baseball games against each other in those days, he was a part of some of the best times of my life. I will miss him on the courts and I will miss our reminiscing of the good old days. My condolences to his family, both immediate and extended. You are in my prayers.
Kim Hill (Williamson)
October 6, 2020
Mike and I grew up down the street from each other. We were in school together from elementary school through high school. He always had a smile on his face and was genuinely kind to everyone. Praying for your family.