Alton Brown Colwell age 73 of Smithville, passed away Monday morning July 29,2019 at his residence. He was born October 13, 1945 to his parents, the late Dallas and Myrtle Colwell. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by Father-in-law and Mother-in-law, Honest and Jewel Bain and Grand-Parents Howard and Mary Ellen Ursery. He was the former pastor of The House of Prayer Church and worked at Smithport Cabinet. Alton is survived by his wife, Christine Colwell of Smithville; children, Vickey Colwell, Brenda (Kenny) Poore, and Christie Waycaster all of Smithville; special family friend, Valerie Tatrow Slager; grandchildren, Adam and Jordan Arnold, Dillon Colwell, Jarad Henry, Casey and Kyle Centers, Erica and Joel Kersjes, Tyler Ackerson, Randy, Katie, Lily and Kayla Waycaster, and Austin Rackley; great-grandchildren, Adin and Shaylin Centers, Ethan and Brooklyn Kersjes, Alana and Dallas Skimerhorn, and Audrey Ackerson; brothers, Albert (Mary) Colwell of Smithville, Delbert (Elizabeth) Colwell of Smithville, Roy (Debbie) Colwell of Murfreesboro; sisters, Charlie May Daniel, Mary (Ronnie) Bates, Frances (Eddie) McGuire, Barbara (Keith) Huling, and Tina Colwell all of Smithville and Teresa (Jerry) Pack of Livingston. Funeral services will be 2:PM Wednesday July 31, 2019 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros, John Wilson and Phillip Luna officiating and burial will follow in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday 10:AM until 9:PM and Wednesday 9:AM until the time of the service at 2:PM at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
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