Earmie Colbert died on Sept. 20. He was born in Hugo, Okla. on July 13, 1933 to the parents of Primer Colbert and Odessa B Ware. Earmie was a member of the Choctaw Indian Tribe in Hugo. He attended Booker T. Washington High School and went to Paris Junior College.
Following college, Earmie joined the Army in 1953; He lived in Houston and Salt Lake City until he making his home in Portland in 1967. Once in Portland he worked for Portland Auto Auction, Portland Progress Cleaning Service and the U.S. Postal Service.
Earmie lived a life filled with many friends in the North Portland community and was kind toward everyone he met. He enjoyed cooking, handy work and watching sports on television. He was a very neat man and loved to dress before going out. Earmie enjoyed taking walks around the neighborhood and downtown Portland. Earmie will be greatly missed.
Earmie is preceded in death by his parents and son Earnest Wayne Colbert.
He leaves to mourn; Sister Josephine Jenkins, Children; Freda Smith, Wanda Smith, Faye Morris, Vanessa Davis, Cassandra James, Althea Sails, Leedessa Colbert, Kathleen Mitchell, Alonzo Colbert and companion Rebecca Lingar and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchild, nieces and nephews and many lifelong friends.
He is survived by sister Josephine Jenkins; daughters Freda Smith, Wanda Smith, Faye Morris, Vanessa Davis, Cassandra James, Althea Sails, Leedessa Colbert, Kathleen Mitchell; son Alonzo Colbert; companion Rebecca Lingar; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and lifelong friends.
A service was held on Sept. 24 at Willamette National Cemetery.