The funeral service will be conducted 3:00 P.M, Saturday, December 31, 2016 at the Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc., 607 Kaigler Street, Oglethorpe, Georgia.
Willie was born in Marshallville, Macon County, Georgia to the late L.C. Colbert and Willie Mae Rumph Colbert on November 24, 1937. He was educated in the public school system of Macon County. He was employed as a Farmer for many years with I.F. Murph Farms, Charlie Haslem Farms of Marshallville, Georgia, and later worked and retired from Super Sod Farms, Marshallville, Georgia. In his spare time, he enjoyed gardening.
He was joined in holy matrimony to the late Clara White Colbert and to this union five children were born. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Vanessa Colbert; one granddaughter, Brittany Colbert; and five siblings, Monroe Colbert, Mae Willie Colbert Barner, Mattie Mae Colbert, Ella Mae Colbert, Nash Colbert, and Leatha Mae Dodson.
He leaves to cherish his memories: four children, Willie (Jacqueline) Colbert Jr., Gerald Colbert, Gloria Colbert, and Cassandra Colbert, all of Fort Valley, Georgia; five grandchildren, three of whom he reared as his own, Anvenitra Colbert, Fort Valley, Georgia, Randy Colbert, Sr., Fort Valley, Georgia, Rashad (Brittany) Colbert, stationed in Germany, Ashley Colbert, stationed in Burford, South Carolina, and Alexis Colbert, Fort Valley, Georgia; four great grandchildren, Sannitra Colbert, Randy Colbert Jr., Veronica Washington, and Quron Colbert; step grandson, Courtney (Toya) Allen; and four step grandchildren, all of Fort Valley, Georgia; a host of nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law, other relatives, and friends, including a devoted niece, Angela Robinson.