Phyllis L. Coltharp

April 19, 1936November 29, 2018

Phyllis Lockhart Coltharp was welcomed into Heaven on November 29, 2018. She was a lifelong believer in her Savior Lord Jesus. Phyllis served faithfully as a member of First Baptist Church of Abilene. Her favorite ministries were working with the City Lights Ministry and preparing food for the Bereavement Meal Ministry. Remembrances may be sent to the City Lights Ministry at First Baptist Church of Abilene. City Lights serves many hundreds of meals to the needy each week in downtown Abilene. Phyllis was born in Pecos, Texas, on April 19, 1936. She was the daughter Of William and Lenora Lockhart She graduated as Valedictorian of her class at Seminole High School. In 1958 she graduated from Hardin Simmons University. Phyllis is survived by her husband, Eddie Coltharp and Curt Colltharp of Garland, and Glynn, Edie, and Justin Coltharp of San Antonio. Her two sons, Sam Houston and Ronny Houston and wife Lisa, live in Austin. They blessed her with 5 granddaughters; Caroline, Rachel and husband James, Elaine, Meghan, Haley; and great grandson Kalen. Phyllis is also survived by an extended family made up of owners and employees of the Dean Hagler Company, for whom she was employed for 36 years. Funeral services will be held at 10am on Monday, December 3, 2018 in the First Baptist Church Chapel, located at the corner of North 2nd and Orange. Burial will follow at 2pm in the Sylvester Cemetery. The family will receive friends for a visitation from 6 to 8pm on Sunday evening at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 5701 Hwy 277 South.


  • Visitation Sunday, December 2, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, December 3, 2018

Phyllis L. Coltharp

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Troylene Stewart

January 13, 2019

Phyllis was quite a lady. We miss her.

Ada Sullivan

December 5, 2018

I worked with Phyllis at Dean Hagler during the 1970’s. She was so kind and nurturing—not to mention incredibly intelligent and capable.
I remember those days at Dean Hagler as some of the happiest in my life.

Jan Compere Monroe

December 2, 2018

Phyllis worked for my father at Compere & Compere for years. I always felt like she was a part of our family and as a young child back then, I loved her dearly. My thoughts and prayers to her family.