NASHVILLE -- Funeral services were held Friday, April 23 at the Spring Hill Funeral Home for Mr. Kolbe, 79, of Madison.
A member of the Madison First Baptist Church and a retired educator, Mr. Kolbe died Apr. 21, 2010.
The son of the late Clinton and Eva Kolbe, he earned an undergraduate and master's degree from Tennessee Tech University and a master's of divinity from the Golden Gate Seminary in Berkley, CA. He was a volunteer for the WPLN's Reading Library.
Services were conducted by Rev. Barry Davis. Burial was at the Spring Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include: wife Mary Ruth Kolbe; siblings John (Ann) Kolbe of Nashville, Robert (Charlotte) Kolbe of Hermitage, Emma Allison of Jackson, Gerald V. Kolbe and Dorothy K. (J.W.) Thompson -- both of Lebanon; sisters-in-law Brenda Kolbe and Hattie Ralston; several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Kolbe is preceded in death by his brother Charles Kolbe.
Family and friends served as active pallbearers. Honorary: Senior Co-ed Sunday School Class.
Arrangements by the Spring Hill Funeral Home & Cemetery.