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Andrew "Joe" "Watermelon Man" Colbert, 84, of Haskell, Ok went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, November 25, 2017 in Soper, Ok. He was born September 12, 1933 in Soper, Ok to Frank and Sarah (Homer) Colbert.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 25, 2017 in the United Pentecostal Church in Haskell, Ok at 2:00 pm. Interment will be in the Haskell Cemetery.
Joe attended school in Soper. He proudly served his country in the Army. He has lived in Haskell for the past 54 years and worked for Bell Construction, Rucker Construction and Rodeabush Construction for many years as the water and sewer treatment overseer. His latest career was selling watermelons on the streets of Haskell.
Joe is preceded in death by his parents Frank and Sarah Colbert, wife Martha (Hudlin) Colbert in 2011 and son Joseph LaDon Colbert in August, 2017. He is survived by his daughter Andrea Colbert of the home in Haskell, granddaughters Amber Haring and husband John of Coweta, and Sarah Colbert of Hattieville, Arkansas, great-grandchildren Caleb, Hailey, Jayden, Clista and Gabriella, brother R.V. Colbert of Soper, sister Freda Ashby also of Soper, as well as numerous other family and many friends.
Arrangements are by Dowdy Funeral Home.
Published on November 27, 2017
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