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William Branson "Bill" Coltrane
Birth: Jun. 18, 1914
Mount Airy
Surry County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Dec. 29, 1998
Chilhowie
Smyth County
Virginia, USA

Born in Mt. Airy, NC as the last child of Robert and Bettie Sue Coltrane. He was a graduate of Emory & Henry College in Emory, VA with a BS in mathematics. He married Ruth Marie Hill of Emory, VA. Wanting to serve his country, Bill enlisted in the Air Force to be a pilot, but his vision was not good enough. He then enlisted in the US Army during WWII and was among the troops sent to Japan for the occupation after Japan surrendered. He worked his entire life for the US Gypsum Company and was highly respected there for his skills, knowledge and ability to fix anything. He had three daughters - Rebecca, Ann, and Elizabeth, five grandchildren - Laura, Lisa, Kara, Mike, and Meghan, eight great-grandchildren Amanda, Jonathan, Erin, Margaret, Caitlin, Emma, Elliott, and Virginia, and two great-great grandchildren - Gage, and Chasen.

Virginia Catherine Coltrane - sister
Muriel Myrtle Coltrane - sister
Carlos Coltrane - brother 
 
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 Parents:
  Robert Montague Coltrane (1872 - 1958)
  Bettie Sue Hines Coltrane (1877 - 1971)
 
 Spouse:
  Ruth Marie Hill Coltrane (1921 - 2013)*
 
 Siblings:
  Carlos Raymond Coltrane (1903 - 1918)*
  Virginia Catherine Coltrane (1906 - 1991)*
  Muriel Myrtle Coltrane (1912 - 1964)*
  William Branson Coltrane (1914 - 1998)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Emory and Henry Cemetery
Emory
Washington County
Virginia, USA
 
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Record added: Aug 04, 2007
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