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Johnny Levern Colby, Sr.

August 15, 1940 ~ October 10, 2023 (age 83) 83 Years Old

Johnny Colby, Sr. Obituary

Johnny Levern Colby was born August 15, 1940 to loving parents Joseph and Mary Colby in Indianapolis Indiana.

Johnny attended the Indianapolis Public Schools and graduated from Crispus Attucks High School. He went on to serve in the US Army during Vietnam. After returning from Vietnam, he went on to a long career in the construction trade where he retired in 1995 from Local 213 in Fort Wayne IN.

Johnny Levern Colby, Sr. would go on to marry Doris Lavon Watts of Indianapolis, IN. they would go on to have a son, Johnny Levern Colby, Jr. with marrying Doris, Johnny would become a step father to 3 children. Constance Whitelow of Fort Wayne, IN, Arlene Cox of Indianapolis, IN and William Oakley of Fort Wayne, IN. Johnny also had 13 grandchildren as well as 12 great-grandchildren. Courtney Evans, Richard Harris, Jr, Andrea Harris, Candis Oakley, Anthony Oakley, Sydney Oakley, Johnna Hill-Oakley, Isaiah Oakley, Hannah Oakley, Donovan Gibson, Kennedy Rivard, Jonni Colby and Jordan Colby. Johnny was the oldest of his siblings. Joseph Colby of Indianapolis, IN, Jeffrey Colby of Los Angeles, CA and Angela Hardy of Indianapolis, IN.

Johnny was preceded in death by his mother and father, Mary and Joseph Colby. Also by his brother Jeffrey Colby.

In loving memory of Johnny Levern Colby Sr, a devoted husband to his beloved wife Doris, a Vietnam War veteran and a cherished father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Johnny Levern Colby, Sr. lived a long and meaningful life, marked by his dedication to his family and his service to his country. His legacy of love, strength and commitment will forever be cherished by all who knew him.

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October 16, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Nelson Memorial Gardens, Inc.
1338 Eliza Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46803

Funeral Service
October 16, 2023

11:00 AM
Nelson Memorial Gardens, Inc.
1338 Eliza Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46803


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