Salem Funeral Home Reynolda Chapel
2951 Reynolda Road, Winston Salem, NC 27106
Tuesday, Sep 25, 2018
- 7:30 p.m.
Centenary United Methodist Church
646 West Fifth Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Wednesday, Sep 26, 2018
Forsyth Memorial Park
Sep 19, 1927 - Sep 10, 2018
Jeffrey Smith Coltrane, Jr. of Winston-Salem, NC died Monday, September 10, 2018. He was born September 19, 1927 in Winston-Salem to the late Jeffrey Smith Coltrane, Sr. and Sarah Nettie Hendricks Coltrane. He was a graduate of Old Town High School and Brevard College where he was active in campus life. He was active in the Brevard College Alumni Association and served four terms on its board. In 1947 he was employed by Wachovia Bank and Trust Company in Winston-Salem and Greensboro until 1965, at which time he left Wachovia to move to Raleigh to work with the Office of the NC Commissioner of Banks Raleigh. He retired in 1989 as a Senior Trust Examiner and returned to Winston-Salem in 1998. He was a former member of both the Winston-Salem and Greensboro Jaycees. His interests included reading, he was a lover of books and classical music, and was keenly interested in history and genealogy. Mr. Coltrane was a member of a number or patriotic, historical and genealogical societies. These included the NC Genealogical Society in which he formerly served on the Board, a former member and Director of the Wake County Historical Society, a charter member of the Forsyth County Genealogical Society and Board member, a member of the Sons of the American Revolution and Sons of the Revolution in the State of NC, serving on the Boards of both organizations. He was also a member of the Society of Colonial Wars, the St. Andrews Society of NC, former treasurer of the Clan Moffat Society, and a member of the Clan Stewart Society. He enjoyed traveling and made three trips to Europe. He especially enjoyed visiting historic places, his favorite being Colonial Williamsburg. After retirement, he volunteered many hours in the NC Museum of History and the State Capitol in Raleigh, as well as the Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem. He was a lifelong Methodist and member of Centenary United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by parents and his three sisters, Virginia Mock, Helen Coltrane, and Sarah Coltrane, and his two brothers, William Coltrane and Robert Coltrane. He is survived by his sister Emma Philpott (and her husband, Harry), as well as numerous cousins, nephews, nieces, great- nieces, nephews, great-great nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at Salem Funeral Home, Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem on Tuesday September 25, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, September 26, 2:00 p.m. at Centenary United Methodist Church, 646 W. 5th Street, Winston-Salem, and interment following at Forsyth Memorial Park. The family would like to express their gratitude and deep appreciation to all the staff and administration of Trinity Elms Skilled Care for the kindness and compassion they have shown in their care for Mr. Coltrane over the past four months. Memorials may be made to Brevard College, (MEMO line, Eugene & Isabel Doub Coltrane Memorial Scholarship Fund (or) in memory of Jeffrey S. Coltrane), Brevard College Alumni House, 1 Brevard College Drive, Brevard, NC, 28712. Online condolences may be made through www.salemfh.com.
2 Corinthians 1:3,4 gives us the assurance that "the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies" is "the God of all comfort" and he "comforts us in all our trials". James 5:11; God "is very tender in affection (very compassionate) and merciful". Please accept my sincere condolences. Always remember God loves you and he cares for you! (Psalm 36:7; 1 Peter 5:7)
Hazel Cartner Beck Bourner
I remember my admiration and love and appreciation for Jeffrey as my youth leader at Mt. Tabor way back in the 1950's and
His faith and leadership provided strong aspiration for my life to be a Servant of Jesus Christ. He guided me in so many
Practical and Spiritual ways. I last saw Jeffrey at Helen,s bedside at Knollwood in WS soon after he moved back to WS. I
Have such good memories of the entire Coltrane family in my years at Mt. Tabor and though I mourn the loss of Jeffrey from
This earth there will be great reunion in Heaven! My sister, Ruby Gayle Cartner Anderson, joins me in these expressions
Of remembrance and appreciation for Jeffrey. I enjoyed reading his obituary to learn of his interests and accomplishments.
Love in Christ, Hazel Cartner Beck Bourner in Creedmoor, NC
Donald & Jean Phillips
Go in peace Jeffery. God rest your soul. To the family: our condolences to all!
Andrew L. Mackie
To the family of Jeff Coltrane, we do not know each other, but I knew Jeff. He was a good friend, colleague in history and genealogy, and the reason I first went to the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games in 1991. He was an inspiration and continued to encourage me to support Clan Moffat. I am grateful for the friendship we had in Raleigh and Winston-Salem. He will be missed. My prayers are with you in the days ahead. I hope to meet you at the visitation tonight.