Clarence Colby
1945 - 2020
BORN
1945
DIED
2020
FUNERAL HOME
Guy & Allen Funeral Directors, Inc.
2959 West 11th Avenue
Gary, IN
Clarence Colby was born August 9, 1945 in Gary, IN to Amasa G. Colby, Sr. and Willie Ruth Colby (Brownfield). He was the youngest of nine children. He traded his earthly home for a heavenly home as he transitioned on his birthday, August 9, 2020. He was preceded in death by his parents and all of his siblings; 5 sisters; Willie Ruth, Cecil, Emma, Bernadine and Gloria; 3 brothers; Amasa, Arthur and Frank Colby; and daughter, Angela Weaver. He graduated from Roosevelt High School, class of '63. He had 26 years of dedicated and honorable service on the Gary Police Department in addition to 15 honorable and dedicated years of service with the U.S. Postal Service. He, his wife Mable and nephew Joseph Pittman II were the owners of "Time To Eat BBQ" restaurant. Clarence was a loving husband and father. He leaves to cherish his memories loving and devoted wife, Mable Colby; son Reginald (Ardina) Colby; daughters: Dr. Tara Colby (Terrance) Fountain, Tasha Hogan, 10 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Visitation Thursday, August 20,2020 from 9:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m. with Funeral services to follow at 11:00 a.m. all services at New Revelation Missionary Baptist Church, 3140 W 21st Ave, Gary, IN 46404. Interment Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville, IN. Please follow COVID-19 guidelines and wear face masks.


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Published by Post-Tribune from Aug. 17 to Aug. 19, 2020.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
Aug
20
Visitation
9:00a.m. - 11:00a.m.
New Revelation Missionary Baptist Church
3140 W 21st Ave, Gary, IN
Aug
20
Funeral service
11:00a.m.
New Revelation Missionary Baptist Church
, IN
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Mr. Colby was a great man & person that has known my family (Tibbs, Mims, Burns and Mitchell) since they were kids(40'a & 50's)
Luster Burns
August 23, 2020
was a great person and co-worker rest in peace.
willie j.moore
Coworker
August 22, 2020
Heartfelt thoughts go out to you in this time of sorrow.
Linda Barnes-caldwell
August 21, 2020
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Cassandra Douglas
Friend
August 21, 2020
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Clarence. He was a good man, a good friend while at the Post Office. A gentle giant who I referred to as "Big C". Mable and family, please know that you are in our prayers. May God bless you and give you peace.
Lenette Austin
Coworker
August 20, 2020
May God be with you ,Tara, in the loss of your father. My condolences and prayers are extended to your entire family in this time of sorrow.
Delores C. Gibson
Friend
August 20, 2020
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Gregory Archibald
August 20, 2020
Mabel, May God bless you and your family at this time. May you find some comfort in knowing that Clarence is not alone, and is being welcomed to his heavenly home by his parents and siblings. I am thankful for the many childhood memories of our families spending time together, but I am even more thankful to have known Clarence as a man. May God keep you strong,
1st Cousin, Dan L. Williams, Jr
Dan L. Williams, Jr.
Family
August 19, 2020
To the family of Clarence Colby my deepest condolences. I am proud to have worked for him at Time to Eat . R.I.P.
RONNIE
Coworker
August 19, 2020
My sincere condolences to the family ! Clarence and I worked together for years at the USPS! He was a kind, and caring man ! He will be missed! Sending prayers to Mable and family for comfort and strength !
Jacquelyn Williams
Coworker
August 18, 2020
Tara, I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. Thinking of you & your family during this difficult time, wishing you hope & comfort. My deepest condolences to you.
Michele Blackmon
Friend
August 18, 2020
"There in the shadows" of those now so very precious memories when we were roaming the grounds of our beloved Roosevelt High. Perhaps, challenging each other to "go over the loop" on the schoolyard swings in our early years or gathering together in classrooms to meet those later academic challenges set forth by teachers like Mr. Robert Jones, Mr. Robert Crowe, Mr. E. J. McCullough and Dr. Ruth Taylor.

Ezell Ramsey wanted me to remind you that you were one of the very few left from that offensive line that won the city championship in our senior year. You were always a sterling example in character for all who followed.

We thank you and love you for a life well lived. From a classmate and lifelong friend. Ron Piggee
Ronald Piggee
Friend
August 18, 2020
As you go this difficult time, you are remembered in prayer.Clarence was a classmate of mine at Gary Roosevelt.
Mary Mason Major
Classmate
August 17, 2020
To the family,

Big C is at peace. Think of the good times and smile. For comfort read Ecclesiastes 3:1-15,17,19,20,22. May The Creator bring you peace during this time. Back in the days at GPD.
Michael & Ermalene Gault Sr
August 17, 2020
Tara,
Sorry to hear about the loss of your father. My condolences to you and your family.
Angela Baker-Brown
August 17, 2020
To Mr. Colby wife and family you have my Deepest sympathy in the death but heavens gain of your beloved husband. May you find comfort in knowing that others share in your grief and praying with and for you and family. I often purchased items from your restaurant and always greeted by a smile and friendly conversation with Mr.Colby. I was sorry to hear of him being ill when the restaurant closed. Praying for each of you in the days ahead. He will be missed and I truely missed my potato salad best from any restaurant.
Myrtle Mateen
Acquaintance
August 17, 2020
Reggie,
I am sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. May God comfort you and your family during this difficult time.
My prayers,
Angela Grant-Grady
Angela Grant-Grady
Acquaintance
August 17, 2020
May the Lord grant comfort and pleasant memories to the family. I am sorry for your loss.
Will Hargrove
Acquaintance
August 17, 2020
a good dad and grandpa
Scott lindsey
Acquaintance
August 17, 2020
a loved one
August 16, 2020
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