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Johnnie "Junior" Colbert

August 13, 1931 — December 23, 2020

Bartlett, Tennessee

Johnnie “Junior” Colbert, age 89, resident of Bartlett, Tennessee and husband of Mary Ruth Bishop Colbert, departed this life Wednesday evening, December 23, 2020 at Methodist North Hospital in Memphis.

Junior was born August 13, 1931 in Chester County, Tennessee, the son of the late Johnnie Veston Colbert, Sr. and Janie Mozelle Crowe Colbert. He received his education in Chester County served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He was married May 20, 1956 to the former Mary Ruth Bishop and was employed as a bus driver at the Memphis Area Transit Authority for 32 years before his retirement. Junior was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Bartlett, Tennessee and a 60-year member of the Masonic Lodge Unity #95 in Memphis. He loved the outdoors, especially keeping a well-groomed yard, riding his lawn mower and gardening.

Mr. Colbert is survived by his wife of 64 years, Mary Ruth Bishop Colbert of Bartlett, TN; his sister-in-law, Jane Helvering of Oakland, TN; and thirteen nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Ima Jo Hughes and Mildred Lee; and his brother, W.T. Colbert.

Graveside Services for Mr. Colbert were held at 1 P.M. Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at Fayette County Memorial Park with Bro. Dale Gravatt officiating.

The family requests that memorials be directed to MIFA, 910 Vance Avenue, Memphis, TN 38126 or Calvary Baptist Church, 6252 Memphis-Arlington Road, Bartlett, TN 38135.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

12:00 - 12:45 pm (Eastern time)

Peebles West Funeral Chapel at Oakland

10670 U.S. 64, Somerville, TN 38068

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Graveside Service

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Fayette County Memorial Park

10672 U.S. 64, Somerville, TN 38068

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