Shelbyville Daily Union

November 30, 2013

Jerry L. Colbert

Graceland Fairlawn Funeral Home, Decatur

SHELBYVILLE, IL. — Jerry L. Colbert


Jerry L. Colbert, 79, of Decatur, passed away November, 28, 2013 at his home.

Jerry was born in Decatur on December 19, 1933 the son of Carroll and Reva (Mooney) Colbert. Jerry loved to travel in his Marquis. He married his best friend Mary Schade on November 29, 1985 in Franklin, TN. She passed away in October 2010.  They are now hunting for mushrooms together.

Jerry proudly served in the United States Marine Corp. He graduated from Stephen Decatur High school and worked as a Production Accounting Clerk for 27 years at Caterpillar.

Jerry is survived by his sons Kevin Colbert of Houston, TX, Greg Colbert of Florida, daughter J’Nee (Jeff) Crawley of Decatur, grand-children Kalianne Dunham, Kevin Colbert Jr., Lauren Colbert, Georgia Colbert, Jennifer Colbert and Thadeus Colbert.

Jerry is preceded in death by his parents, wife, brother Don Colbert, sister Joanne Hill and grandchild Dakota Dunham.

The family would like memorials to be made to The ALS Association.

Visitation will be Saturday, December 7, 2013 at the Elwin Methodist Church at 10:30 AM with a memorial service to follow at 12:00 PM with Pastor Randy McGeehon officiating.

The family of Jerry L. Colbert has entrusted the care of their loved one to Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, honored provider of Veterans Funeral Care, 2091 N. Oakland Avenue, Decatur, IL. View the on line obituary and send condolences to the family at

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