Richard Brent Colston

Colston, Richard Brent
Oct. 7, 1949 - Feb. 5, 2013
Richard Brent Colston, 63, of Parkland, FL, formerly of Sarasota, FL, died on Feb. 5, 2013. Services will be held at 2:00 pm on Sat., Feb. 23, 2013 at Junior Achievement World in Coconut Creek, FL. Funeral arrangements by: Veterans Funeral Care.
Born on October 7, 1949 in Coffeeville, Kansas, Brent moved with his family to Sarasota, Florida when he was in middle school. He lived there until enlisting in the US Army at 18 and serving two tours in Viet Nam. Brent was well known for being dedicated to his family, his wife, Lucy; his sons, Brent Jr. and Will and a 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 2:00 PM on February 23, 2013 with a "Lifetime Achievement Award" at Junior Achievement World, Coconut Creek, FL. A private burial with US Army Military Honors is planned at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia. In lieu of flowers, tax deductible donations to the Colston Family Foundation may be mailed to 1858 Sunrise Blvd., Clearwater, FL. For condolences, visit Veterans Funeral Care


Published in Herald Tribune from Feb. 17 to Feb. 18, 2013