Thurman Walton Coltrane, 95, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on July 22, 2022 surrounded by his family.
Thurman was born on September 13, 1926 to John Allen and Lula Poole Coltrane. He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Louise Morgan Coltrane, his parents, his brothers Richard, and Gilbert Coltrane, his sisters Kathleen Bowman, and Mary Lee Cox, and his great grandchildren, Harker, and Robert Regnier. Thurman worked at General Electric in maintenance where he retired. He was a faithful attender of West Bend United Methodist Church. Thurman was a World War II veteran where he served in the Navy. Thurman was a member of one of the greatest generations and was one to never complain. Thurman enjoyed fishing, hunting, and gardening, and he played the mandolin in a bluegrass band for many years.
Thurman was survived by his two daughters, Kay C. Regnier (Ron), and Lisa C. Alley (Scott), his grandchildren Michael Regnier (Christine), Mark Regnier (Ann), Stephanie Alley, and Sarah Alley, great grandchild, Walton Regnier, his brother Johnny Coltrane (Patricia), his sister Sue C. Hussey (special friend, Elvin Maness), and brothers-in-law, Paul Foust, William Holloway, and Tom Morgan.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, July 26th, 2022 at Pugh Funeral Home, from 10:00 to 11:00 am. Following the visitation, there will be a service held at Pugh Funeral Home Chapel, 437 Sunset Avenue in Asheboro, at 11:00 am with his pastor Rev. Kari Howard, and his great-nephew pastor Josh Dawalt officiating. The burial will follow the service the same day at Oaklawn Cemetery with military honors, 737 Albemarle Rd, State Rd 1713, Asheboro, NC 27203.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to your choice of the Randolph County Honor Guard, P.O. Box 1672, Asheboro, NC 27204, Senior Adults Association, 347 W. Salisbury St., Asheboro, NC 27203, West Bend United Methodist Church, PO Box 1845, Asheboro, NC 27204, or Randolph County Animal Shelter, 1370 County Land Road, Randleman, NC 27317.
The family wishes to express appreciation to faithful neighbors and friends for their visits, prayers and gifts of food, also to his excellent caregivers throughout the years.