Joe Coulter was coach at Independence High School when I was there in the mid 1970s. Title IX had just passed and we had the first ever girls sports teams. I was thrilled and was on the girls tennis and track teams. Coach Coulter was a good, caring, and dedicated to students man. He left a wonderful legacy.
Dear Coulter Family ~ I was so very sorry to hear about Mr. Coulter. He is a fixture of many wonderful memories during my youth, from church, to school, to in your home when I would spend the night with Donna. He was a fine gentleman, who's strength was quite but evidence of his strong values and faith in God. Many will miss him and we all appreciate the time we shared with him.
God bless and keep each of you~
Coach Coulter was a fine man and lead by example in all he did. he influenced many lives through his years of coaching! May God be with us all at this time of loss!
Mtn Island Lake,28214
(Mint Hill a wonderful place to have grown in in 60-80's for me!
May the god of comfort be a source of strength for the family at this difficult time. 2Corn 1:3, 4. Deepest Sympathy, Sue, Concord, NC
Coach when I was at Independence... Rest in peace... My sincerest sympathies to the family..
Lisa Pittman, Class of 1977
To the family of Mr. Joe E. Coulter. I am so sorry for your loss. Mr. Coulter was blessed with 80 years of special mightiness. (Psalms 90:10) May your hearts be filled with joyful memories of time spent with him. May the Hearer of Prayer bring you strength and peace in your time of sorrow.
My prayers to the Coulter family. May you find comfort in knowing that when God restores Paradise, he will undo all causes of suffering. (Ps 37:11) Then our tears of sorrow will become tears of great joy.
Coach Coulter was one of the good football coaches that I had the pleasure of playing for. Thanks Coach, God Bless you and your family. Jim
Martha, I am so sorry to hear of Joes passing. My prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Deepest sympathy to the family. May God give you courage and strength during this time.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
TO THE FAMILY OF A GREAT MAN. I MET HIM DURING INTERGATION. I REMEMBER HIS WORDS THAT LET ME KNOW IT WAS NOT SKIN COLOR. THANK YOU FOR SHARING HIM WITH SO MANY
DR. JOHN T. McCOY
I attended Independence from 1967 through 1970. Coach Coulter was an big part of my high school experience. My condolences to his family. May he rest in peace
Martha and family,
So sorry to hear of Joe's passing. He was a good person, friend and family man. He always had a smile and kind word for everyone he met. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.
Faith and Paul Levering
Martha and Family,
I share in your sadness and loss. Joe was a fine gentleman and I know your heart is heavy with him gone. I can certainly relate with the loss of my Jim so please know my prayers are with all of you.
Coulter Family - I grew up with Joe and Bill when they lived beside Trinity Church in Conover, NC. I have very fond memories of our childhood. So saddened to hear of your loss. Joe will always be remembered for his kindness and smile. Just know your family is in our prayers and may GOD grant you his blessings and peace during this difficult time and always.
I know I have not been to church in quite a while, but Joe was one of a kind and was always friendly to me and my wife. His kindness will always be the best memory of Cokesbury for me.
Donna and family,
I was deeply saddened by our loss but know that Coach is fulfilling a much greater role for GOD in heaven. I remember your dad with great fondness and was fortunate to see him several times of the years at the passing of family and friends. He always warm, friendly and when I asked about updates on the family, the smile on his face grew bigger and wider each time. Your dad changed lots of lives, instilled lessons that have carried us though our lives. He was admired and respected by many and loved by all. May the outreaching of friends new and old and the kind words of so many help you deal with this tremendous loss.
I am so sorry for your loss. Joe was such a nice human being. I went to Independence High school when he was Coach. I also worked with Joe at Simmons. We all looked up to Joe and admired his good Christen values.
Dennis and I were both so sad to hear of Joe's passing. He was a great guy,,I,always remember how when I could not come to the y due to a broken leg he came to my home to see me...a very caring giving person. Know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Martha, Charlotte, Donna, Jeff and Family...We are so sorry to hear of your loss of Joe. The last time I saw him, he gave me a great big hug and smile which brought back so many wonderful memories of the Coulters and the Fogles at Cokesbury and the neighborhood. Those were some of the best years of our life and all of you are so much a part of that. Please know that you are in our hearts and our prayers. We send our sympathy and our love. Judy & George
So sorry for your loss. Joe was a good friend at LR. We will miss him. Bill Walters Gastonia
Martha and family my thoughts and prayers are with you. May God's comfort encompass you now and may you feel his presence.
Martha, may God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
My thoughts and prayers go out to Coach Coulters Family. I knew Coach from IHS, I was a Cheerleader/Lettergirl and graduated in 1971. Coach not only had a big influence on the guys a schools but also taught everyone how to WIN with RESPECT and to LOOSE with RESPECT. Therefore he was a Man that was well Respected by ALL and will be miss by all. Coach may you rest in peace!
To the Coulter family:
My prayers are with you as you go through this time of mourning. Mr. Coulter was a dear man and he will be missed by members of his church family as well. Blessings and Peace
It is with great sadness that I learned of the passing of Coach Joe Coulter. He was a good coach and he taught me a lot about respect and leadership. He gave me the confidence that my size did not matter and I could do great things and I always tried to live up to his expectations. Charlotte, I was proud to be coached by your dad! He had a positive influence on my life. God bless you and your family, you are in my prayers. Kenneth "Duck" Crawford class of 75.
Coach Coulter was a calm influence on a lot of teenage kids, especially the boys.He never lost his cool. Mo Talley '68.
May God bless your family. You will really be missed, Vicki (YMCA)
Bill and Gwen,
We were very sorry to hear about Joe. I really enjoyed getting to know him. God Bless you and your family. Please let the family know that they are in our thoughts and prayers. -Dewey and Doris Caudle
I learned a lot from "Coach" while at Independence High, and was comforted by his presence decades later at my Dad's funeral. He was a great man.
Milly and Sid Ash,we send our love and prayers to you and your family. May you know that others are praying for you. God has a plan and we will believe that he will comfort you in your time of sorrow. Love The ash's.
Donna and family,
Your in my thoughts and prayers,may all your special memories keep him close in your hearts. Blessings, Jean
God's richest blessing on the Coulter family at this time of grief. Joe will cerainly missed at the LR group that meets a Mooresville. Martha,sorry that we will not make it to the funeral, but will be thinking and praying for the Coulter family. AGAIN GOD'S BLESSINGS.
Dear Martha, Bill and families, I am so sorry to hear of Joe's passing. I hope he was at peace and that all of you will hold on to each other for the love and support that only you can give. I'll remember Joe for the care and assistance he gave us when Mom and Dad died and he was strong and full of life. Much, much love, Nancy Coulter Geller
Donna, so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. Praying God's peace will surround you and your family during this difficult time.
We have fond memories of our cruise with the Coulters and the Fryes. Still remember the ice storm in Atlants that forced us to spend the night on our way home. We stopped at a motel and called in pizza. What fun!! We are thinking of all the Coulter family. Faye and Glenn McCants, Shelby.
Joe was my first coach at McClintock Jr High. I will always remember his caring and encouragement. Joe took a real interest in the development and success of all his athletes. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
My sincerest sympathy to the family, a wonderful person who will be very missed.
I graduated from Independence High in 1970. I was a cheerleader and a letter girl so we interacted with the guys playing and the coaches. I remember him with great fondness, admiration, and respect. He taught us that winning was great and to be celebrated but losing gracefully and with good sportmanship was equally important. A great lesson for everyone. Lots of loving thoughts for him and prayers for his family. "To Live in the Hearts of Those Who Love Is Not to Die." God Bless Coach.
Denise Merritt, Mint Hill
Donna & family, I remember the smile and always the encouraging words that Coach always gave. Our prayers will be with you all during these times. God bless.
Donna I am so sorry for the loss of your father. I'm so glad I had the pleasure of meeting him at my own parent's passing. I am thinking and praying for you and your family.
Joe coached me in basketball and track in 1961-62 at McClintock Jr. High. He taught me a lot about basketball and track, but he taught me even more about how to be a man. Vayos con Dios, coach.
We didn't know Joe as a coach, only as father-in-law to my brother Bob. He was a good husband to Martha and a wonderful father to Charlotte, Donna and Jeff, as well as a loving grandfather. He was a kind and gentle person who had a lasting affect on many, many people during his lifetime. Our condolences go out to his whole family, especially Charlotte, Bob, and Lauren. Our prayers are with you. With love and sympathy always.
My prayers go out to the family. You will be missed by a great many that crossed your path.
Coach Coulter was one of my favorite teachers at McClintock and Independence. I admired him quite a bit and know he will be missed by many.
My sympathy to coach's family. Coach Coulter was at Independence HS during my years there. He was well thought of and liked. He made an impression on many of us Patriots!
"Coach was the first real mentor I had outside of Family " I am thankful to the day and always will be for the 4 years or so that I was able to work side by side with him almost every day at the Big I !!!!!!! " Thanks to YOU for all of your wisdom and all of the life lessons that you taught me " and " Thanks to your family for allowing You to Coach for so many years and sharing you with so many Students & Student Athletes over your entire career. A TRUE LEGEND that will be missed by all !!!!!! Out thoughts and prayers are with you all
Coach Coulter was one of the finest men I have ever known. I first met him at McClintock, in 1961, in the 7th grade. He coached me in JV Football. I saw him many times, at Wilson Funeral Services, serving his fellow man...to the end. The last time I saw him was at Coach Gene Frye's funeral. Me and my brother Bobby had so much to talk to him about! There is never enough time! God bless you Coach Coulter!
We are saddened by the loss of Coach Coulter. Our thoughts and prayers will be with Martha and the family.
Wow what a man. You choose a career where you would build people. I an so glad I got to be one of them.
Walter Wilson (Darrell Hargett's class)
Coach, I first met you when you coached JV Football at McClintock in 1962, then I re- met you when you were gym teacher and Athletic Director at the newly opened Independence High in 1967. Our paths kept crossing intermittently through the years . The last time I saw you was at SImmons YMCA on Albemarle Rd when you worked there part time 15 or more years ago. You were the same friendly , affable guy you always were...and you remembered your students from way back. Rest in Peace, Coach Coulter.
I had the good fortune to play for Coach Coulter at McClintock and learned a great deal from him. Over the years he never forgot me and we would have great conversations about the old days. Go with God Caoch.
My prayers to the family. Coach Coulter was a fine man and great coach. Rest in peace coach.
Coach, you were a great influence on me and your legacy will live on a long time. I love you and glad you have God's peace now.
Darrell Hargett '60 - 62'
I am very sorry for your loss. The Coulter family is in my thoughts and prayers.