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OBITUARY

Claude Lewis Coltrane

December 5, 1928January 4, 2020
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Claude Lewis Coltrane, 91, passed away at his home in Randolph County, NC on Saturday, January 4, 2020.

Claude was preceded in death by his parents, Nathan and Essie Bame Coltrane; two sisters, Alma Perry and Ruth Roberts; and two brothers, Roy Coltrane, and Kelly Coltrane. His wife of 71 years, Betty Marie Rogers Coltrane passed away July 29, 2019.

Claude and Betty were members of First Baptist Church in Siler City and enjoyed fellowship and worshipped at Moons Chapel Baptist Church in Siler City. Claude retired from Kellwood Hosiery Mill in Siler City. He was active in his second career at his home based small engine repair shop.

Claude was a member of the Liberty Masonic Lodge # 714 AFAM and served as Past Master of the lodge. He and Betty were members of Eastern Star for fifty years in Liberty and Siler City. He was a member of the William Prather York VFW Post # 8721in Liberty. He was a life member of the Cpl. Johnny A. Williamson Detachment 1165 Marine Corps League in Asheboro and the American Legion Post 81 in Liberty and served as a Boy Scout Leader for Troop No. 502 in Liberty for many years.

Claude was one of the last remaining WWII veterans in Siler City. He was a passionate farmer who enjoyed sharing the bounty of their crops with friends and neighbors.

Claude is survived by his son, David A. Coltrane Sr., and wife, Jill of Tacloban, Philippines. He has three grandchildren, Stephanie L. Montjoy, and husband, Michael of Ramseur, NC, David A. Coltrane Jr., and wife, Jamie of Pensacola, FL and James L. Coltrane, and wife, Angela of Youngsville, NC. Claude also has eight great-grandchildren, Dillon T. Bates of Louisburg, NC, Joshua M. Montjoy of Ramseur, NC, Daniele E. Coltrane, David A. Coltrane III, Johnathan L. Coltrane, Jacob M. Coltrane, all of Pensacola, FL; Alicia M. Coltrane and Ethan J. Coltrane of Youngsville, NC, one bonus great-granddaughter, La'Treasha M. Tanner; and one brother, Howard Coltrane. He has many nieces that will miss him as well.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 11:00 a.m at Moons Chapel Baptist Church, in Siler City, NC. The family will receive friends from 10:00 -11:00 a.m. prior to the service. Interment will be at Melanchthon Cemetery in Liberty, NC.

The family wishes to send a special thank you to Community Hospice of Randolph County, NC, for the wonderful care and compassion they have shown Claude and his family during his and Betty's illnesses.

Memorial contributions may be made to Liberty Masonic Lodge #714, c\o Roger Euliss, 6314 Kimesville Road, Liberty, North Carolina 27298.

Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at www.LoflinFH.com.

Loflin Funeral Home of Liberty is honored to serve Claude’s family.

  • FAMILY

  • Nathan Coltrane, Father (deceased)
  • Essie Bame Coltrane, Mother (deceased)
  • Alma Perry, Sister (deceased)
  • Ruth Roberts, Sister
  • Roy Coltrane, Brother (deceased)
  • Kelly Coltrane, Brother (deceased)
  • Betty Marie Rogers Coltrane Coltrane, Wife (deceased)
  • David A. Coltrane Sr. (Jill), Son
  • Stephanie L. Montjoy (Michael), Grandchild
  • David A. Coltrane Jr. (Jamie), Grandchild
  • James L. Coltrane (Angela), Grandchild
  • Dillon T. Bates, Great Grandchild
  • Joshua M. Montjoy, Great Grandchild
  • Daniele E. Coltrane, Great Grandchild
  • David A. Coltrane III, Great Grandchild
  • Johnathan L. Coltrane, Great Grandchild
  • Jacob M. Coltrane, Great Grandchild
  • Alicia M. Coltrane, Great Grandchild
  • Ethan J. Coltrane Alma, Great Grandchild
  • La'Treasha M. Tanner, Great Grandchild
  • Howard Coltrane, Brother
  • Claude also leaves behind He has many nieces that will miss him as well.
  • DONATIONS

  • Liberty Masonic Lodge #714

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, January 11, 2020
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 11, 2020

Memories

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Bill and Margie Ward

January 10, 2020

We thought so much of Claude and appreciated all the kindness he displayed. I remember the Coltrane Family when they lived down the road from us on 49.That was a long time ago but it seems like yesterday. We will miss Claude. He was truly "A good man."

Margie and Bill Ward

Vicki Troxler Greeson

January 8, 2020

Claude will be missed dearly. His smile and friendliness to everyone will be remembered. His love for Melanchthon Church will always be there. He was an outstanding member who devoted his time and talents to the church.
You have the honor of having him for all those years and now you have great memories. May God be with you. Vicki

robert ward

January 8, 2020

Hunting trips with Claude were very memorable, especially dove hunts in Fayeteville, NC. Claude was such a marksman that if a dove was flying within my range, Claude would crank down on the choke of his gun and shoot the dove before I had a good shot.

Sallie Ann Ward VanLear

January 7, 2020

David, I was so saddened to learn of your dad's passing. Seeing him in Liberty at the Veteran's Memorial Garden dedication was a highlight of our visit that day. We have so many wonderful memories of time spent with your mom and dad. (Just learned today of your mother's July passing.) I know you have many wonderful memories of growing up in Liberty and of sharing your children and grandchildren with your mom and dad. Know my prayers are with you during this difficult time. Sallie Ann

Jackie Canoy

January 6, 2020

We offer our condolences for the passing of Claude. He was a good man, a hard working man and always had a smile that was contagious! I loved talking with him when he use to help us in tobacco. The stories he had were priceless! RIP Claude. I know you and Ms. Betty are reunited along with your family and friends!

Jackie and Ricky Canoy

Marcia Day

January 6, 2020

Thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends now and in the days to come.

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Biography

Claude Lewis Coltrane, 91, passed away at his home in Randolph County, NC on Saturday, January 4, 2020.

Claude was preceded in death by his parents, Nathan and Essie Bame Coltrane; two sisters, Alma Perry and Ruth Roberts; and two brothers, Roy Coltrane, and Kelly Coltrane. His wife of 71 years, Betty Marie Rogers Coltrane passed away July 29, 2019.

Claude and Betty were members of First Baptist Church in Siler City and enjoyed fellowship and worshipped at Moons Chapel Baptist Church in Siler City. Claude retired from Kellwood Hosiery Mill in Siler City. He was active in his second career at his home based small engine repair shop.

Claude was a member of the Liberty Masonic Lodge # 714 AFAM and served as Past Master of the lodge. He and Betty were members of Eastern Star for fifty years in Liberty and Siler City. He was a member of the William Prather York VFW Post # 8721in Liberty. He was a life member of the Cpl. Johnny A. Williamson Detachment 1165 Marine Corps League in Asheboro and the American Legion Post 81 in Liberty and served as a Boy Scout Leader for Troop No. 502 in Liberty for many years.

Claude was one of the last remaining WWII veterans in Siler City. He was a passionate farmer who enjoyed sharing the bounty of their crops with friends and neighbors.

Claude is survived by his son, David A. Coltrane Sr., and wife, Jill of Tacloban, Philippines. He has three grandchildren, Stephanie L. Montjoy, and husband, Michael of Ramseur, NC, David A. Coltrane Jr., and wife, Jamie of Pensacola, FL and James L. Coltrane, and wife, Angela of Youngsville, NC. Claude also has eight great-grandchildren, Dillon T. Bates of Louisburg, NC, Joshua M. Montjoy of Ramseur, NC, Daniele E. Coltrane, David A. Coltrane III, Johnathan L. Coltrane, Jacob M. Coltrane, all of Pensacola, FL; Alicia M. Coltrane and Ethan J. Coltrane of Youngsville, NC, one bonus great-granddaughter, La'Treasha M. Tanner; and one brother, Howard Coltrane. He has many nieces that will miss him as well.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 11:00 a.m at Moons Chapel Baptist Church, in Siler City, NC. The family will receive friends from 10:00 -11:00 a.m. prior to the service. Interment will be at Melanchthon Cemetery in Liberty, NC.

The family wishes to send a special thank you to Community Hospice of Randolph County, NC, for the wonderful care and compassion they have shown Claude and his family during his and Betty's illnesses.

Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at www.LoflinFH.com.

Loflin Funeral Home of Liberty is honored to serve Claude’s family.