Albert “Leroy” Colter, 79, of Colfax passed away on Monday, May 9, 2016 at his son’s home in Indianapolis. He was born on February 27, 1937 in Boyne City, Michigan to Albert William and Alice Caroline (Webster) Bingham Colter. He married Sandra L. Charnes on June 30, 1956 in Gaylord, Michigan and she preceded him in death on May 30, 2011.
Leroy was a 1955 graduate from Alba High School in Alba, Michigan. He served in the United States Army from 1955 to 1958. He was a truck driver for 42 years, retiring in 2002.
Memorial donations may be made in Leroy’s memory to Colton’s Kindness, C/O Katy Key, 1009 23rd Street, Bedford, IN 47421 or the Colfax Methodist Church Soup Kitchen with envelopes available at the funeral home.
Visitation and Services
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 14, 2016 at Archer-Weston Funeral & Cremation Center in Frankfort. Friends may visit from 10 a.m. Saturday until the time of service at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Plainview Cemetery in Colfax.
Survivors include his Sons: James (Mary Ann) Colter of Valparaiso, Douglas Colter of Indianapolis, and Roderick Colter of Prattville, Alabama; Daughters: Jennifer (John) Key of Bloomington and Laura (Richard) Lofland of Stockwell; Brother: Gerald Lee Bingham of East Jordan, Michigan; Sister: Caroline Jean Colter McGeorge of Boyne City, Michigan; 11 Grandchildren and 2 Great-Grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, 5 sisters, 2 brothers, and a great-grandson: Colton James Key.