VeteranMelvin Coulter Sr.

Melvin L. Coulter Sr., 70, of rural Brimfield died at 7:12 p.m. Saturday, May 9, 1998, at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria.

He was born Oct. 13, 1927, in Oak Hill, a son of Ross and Jessie Cox Coulter. He married Dolores Endres on Oct. 9, 1948, in Corinth, Miss. She survives.

Also surviving are his mother of Farmington; six sons, Melvin “Butch” Jr. of Ipava, Randy and Brian, both of Elmwood, Bruce and Ross, both of Yates City, and John of Williamsfield; two daughters, Suzie Worsfold of Elmwood and Tammy Jaggi of Plano, Texas; two brothers, Dale of Elmwood and James of Geneseo; one sister, Wanda Thompson of East Peoria; 17 grandchildren, including Randy Coulter of Brimfield, whom he raised; and seven great-grandchildren.

His father preceded him in death.

A World War II Navy veteran, he was a member of Brimfield American Legion Post 363 and Elmwood Horeb Lodge 363 and Peoria Consistory. He worked for Alcoa for 27 years, retiring in 1992. He was a member of Cement Finishers and Bricklayers and later was a member of the Teamsters Union. He was a charter member of Bethel Bible Church in Edwards.

Services were held Tuesday at Patterson Funeral Home in Elmwood with Rev. Joey Watt officiating. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to B.Y.E. Ambulance Service or to his church.

From the Peoria Journal Star.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 5/13/1998

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