Kenneth Colbaugh

Published 4:44 pm Friday, October 12, 2018

2nd Timothy 4: 7-8: “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, and I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.”
Kenneth Colbaugh, 80, of Elizabethton, passed away Friday, October 12, 2018, at Johnson City Medical Center.
A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Arthur and Nannie Pearl Forbes Colbaugh.
Kenneth was retired from North American Rayon Corporation. He served in the United States Army, having served in Korea. He was a member and deacon of New Liberty Free Will Baptist Church.
Kenneth was very proud of being a Christian and a U.S. Army Veteran. This was evidenced on his 80th birthday cake which depicted an American and Christian flag, the two things in his life he cherished.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Virginia “Tootsie” Peters and Louella Colbaugh, and a brother, Powell Colbaugh.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 56 years, Carolyn White Colbaugh; his daughter, Susan Marie Colbaugh; two sisters, Ruby “Peanut” (Frosty) Bowers and Linda Simerly; three brothers, Jessie (Brenda) Colbaugh, Rev. Ray (Loretta) Colbaugh and Lester Colbaugh; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Kenneth Colbaugh will be conducted at 7 p.m. Sunday, October 14, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Ray Colbaugh and the Rev. Nick Colbaugh officiating. Music will be provided by Laura Coleman and Joy Shoun. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Monday, October 15, in the Blevins Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:20 a.m. Monday, will be Paul White, Kevin Peters, Andy White Jr., John White, James Monroe, David Bowers, Gary Colbaugh, Dennis Peters, Tony Jones and Kevin Colbaugh. Honorary pallbearers will be Wayne Peters, Eugene “Frosty” Bowers, Shona Lowe, Gale Colbaugh, Don Hardin, Mike Hodge, Mack Smith, A.D. “Sonny” Fletcher, Charles Shelton, John Salyer, W.C. Shelton, John Fulton, Tommy Deyton and the deacons and trustees of New Liberty Free Will Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Blevins Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 406, Elizabethton, TN 37644. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Friends may also visit with the family at his residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:20 a.m. Monday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at our website,
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Colbaugh family.

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