Colbry, Keith Reginald, Alma, Michigan


Passed away Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at his home. Age 77 years. Keith was born in St. Louis, Michigan on August 11, 1937, the son of Seymour Colbry and Opal (Gleason) Colbry Cross. He graduated from St. Louis High School with the class of 1955. Keith married Patricia Nielson on March 9, 1957 at the Church of Christ in Alma, MI. Keith was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He was a farmer, carpenter, plumber, electrician and enjoyed helping his family. Keith enjoyed going to tractor shows, working on tractors and antiquing. He was a volunteer for Christmas Outreach, Masonic Pathways, Smith Family Funeral Homes and the Maple Syrup Festival for many years. Keith was a member of the Eastern Stars and Masons. He was on the board for the Gratiot County Senior Center. Keith was an Elder and Chairman of the board at Forest Hill Church of Christ. He was also a member of the National Guard. He is survived by his wife Pat of Alma, MI, son Kevin and Dawn Colbry of Alma, MI, daughter Sheila and Paul Dow of South Haven, MI, daughter Heather DeVore of Alma, MI, grandchildren; Hope and Joel Brookens, Rebeka Lynds, Nicole English, Arielle DeVore, Devin and Lucas Wetzel, Bryce DeVore, Andrew DeVore, and Gabrielle Colbry, seven great grandchildren and sister Shirley and Leroy Bass of Sanford, MI. He is preceded in death by his parents. A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 3 p.m. at Forest Hill Church of Christ, Alma, with Pastor John Robinson officiating. Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 1 from 2-3 p.m. at the church. Memorials may be made to Christmas Outreach Immanuel Lutheran Church, 320 S. Bradley, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858 or Gratiot Community Senior Center, 1329 Michigan Ave., St. Louis, MI 48880. Online condolences can be sent to www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com.