Born November 1, 1935, son of the late Jessie Lavina Harris and Sherman Joe Colbert, he was a farmer.
He married Shelby Russum on April 12, 1955 in Gibson, Mo., who survives.
Other survivors include two sons, Roger Colbert, of Paragould, Ark., and Scott Colbert, of Campbell; Two daughters, Lisa Stanislaus, and husband Rick, of Westville, Okla., and Gina Jordan, and husband Doug, of Forsyth, Mo.; Seven grandchildren, Nathan Byrd, Brandon Byrd, Lance Stanislaus, Graycen Colbert, Bailey Colbert, Dylan Jordan, and Jake Jordan; and two sisters, Pat Rushing and husband, Charles of Bernie, Mo., and Gail Summers Meester and husband, Lee of Phoenix, Ariz.; and one sister-in-law, Thelma Colbert of Campbell.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Joe Colbert.
Visitations will be from 6 p.m., until 8 p.m., on Thursday, July 19, 2012 at Landess Funeral Home, in Campbell.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., on Friday, July 20, 2012 at Landess Funeral Chapel, in Campbell.
Burial will be at Memorial Gardens, in Kennett, Mo.