Charles “Louis” Colvard of Canton, OK passed from this life Wednesday January 13th, 2021 at the age of 87. He was born September 19, 1933 on his Uncle Jay’s place to parents Ernest Clifford and Alpha Lucille (Stewart) Colvard.
At the age of 7 Louis moved with the family to what was once the town of Nobscot, OK where he grew up helping on the family dairy farm where he milked cows every morning before school and every evening. He attended school at Con 6 and Oakwood, OK. He was active in sports and loved playing basketball and baseball and even boxed during the Halloween carnivals. He graduated from Oakwood High School in 1952.
Louis married the love of his life, Adrie Irene Autry, November 2, 1952 at the Methodist Church in Oakwood, OK. To this union they were blessed with 4 boys: David, Timothy, Douglas, and Shaun. Louis has worked several different jobs during his lifetime from construction building grain elevators in Oklahoma and Missouri, USG Construction in Port Clinton, Ohio, and New York, Coca Cola Bottling in Wichita Kansas, working in the oilfield for Top Drilling and Seneca Oil making his way up to Company man, and then went to work for Wheeler Brothers Grain until his retirement. Louis most enjoyed farming, raising cattle, and spending time at the family Farm where he grew up at Nobscot.
Louis favorite job of all time was being a grandpa, he loved and adored his grandchildren and great grandchildren and they adored him. He was very active in their lives attending every activity he could and loved taking them to help feed the cattle.
Louis never met a stranger. He enjoyed visiting with people and always made them feel welcome, and he always had a smile on his face. Louis also loved his coffee and had all his children and grandchildren started on it when they were old enough to drink out of a cup.
He was a long-time member of the First Baptist Church in Canton, OK where he taught Sunday School before becoming the Sunday School Superintendent and he was also a Deacon for many years. Louis was a great man of faith and instilled that belief in his children and grandchildren. He will always be remembered as a loving compassionate man who has left a mark etched in the hearts of many family and friends.
Louis was preceded in death by his parents Ernest and Alpha Colvard, wife Adrie; son David Colvard; sister Ernestine Kain, brothers Alfred LeRoy Colvard and Robert Leon Colvard. He is survived by daughter-in-law Vicky Colvard, son Timothy Colvard (Pam), son Douglas Colvard, son Shaun Colvard (Kristi), sister Rosalyn McAlister; grandchildren Jeremy Colvard (Jennifer), Jared Colvard (Rebecca), Travis Colvard, Aubrey Haffner (Ryan), Nathan Colvard (Annie), Joshua Colvard, Jacob Colvard; great-grandchildren Mason, Chase, Axel, Preston, Braxton, Ryan, Brynlee, and Jace Colvard, Morgan Kerr, Zayden and Maxtyn Haffner. Many nieces, nephews, family, and friends.
Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, January 23, 2021 at the Fountain Cemetery with Reverend Mike McReynolds officiating. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Canton with the funeral home serving as custodian at P.O. Box 36, Canton, OK 73724.
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