Colston, Richard Brent, died on February 5, 2013. Born October 7, 1949, in Coffeeville, KS, Brent moved with his family to Sarasota, FL when he was in middle school. He lived there until enlisting in the Army at 18 and serving two tours in Vietnam. Brent was well known for being dedicated to his family, wife Lucy, sons Brent, Jr. and Will, and daughter Katie. Brent overcame tremendous childhood adversity to achieve personal and professional success. He spent his professional career in the office products industry, retiring from Konica Minolta Business Solutions as President, South Region. An avid golfer and local philanthropist, Brent enjoyed mentoring both young and old to achieve success. He will be remembered by family and friends at 2 p.m. on February 23, 2013 with a "Lifetime Achievement Award" at Junior Achievement World, Coconut Creek, FL. A private burial with Military honors is planned at Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, tax deductible donations to the Colston Family Foundation may be mailed to 1858 Sunrise Blvd., Clearwater, FL. Please visit www.veteransfuneralcare.com for complete details.
Published in Sun-Sentinel on Feb. 17, 2013