BRADFORD - Elva E. Colbert, 85, lifetime resident of Bradford, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, at Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy.
He was born Nov. 14, 1926, to the late Emerson and Irene (Penny) Colbert in Covington.
He served in the U. S. Army during World War II and retired from Westerville Creamery after 47 years of service. He was a member of Bradford Presbyterian Church, a former member of AMVETS Post 66, Covington and VFW 7262, Greenville, He was an avid baseball and racing fan.
Mr. Colbert was preceded in death by his parents; and wife, Dorothy E. Colbert in 2004.
Elva is survived by two sons, Ron and his wife, Sue Colbert of Houston and Terry Colbert of Piqua; three grandchildren, Tami Long of Sidney, Sommer Frysinger of Piqua and Luke Colbert of Mt. Dora, Fla.; five great-grandchildren, Cole and Rowan Long, Collier and Carmyn Frysinger and Braedon Colbert; brother, Lowell Colbert of Florida; and two sisters, Juanita Cole of Nevada and Bonnie King of Florida.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Stocker-Fraley Funeral Home, Bradford, with the Rev. Daryl Peeples Sr. officiating. Interment Miami Memorial Park Cemetery, Covington with military honors by the Veterans Elite Tribute Squad of Piqua.
Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Condolences may be made to the family at www.stockerfraley.com.
Published in Piqua Daily Call on Oct. 2, 2012