Howard T. Colston

Howard T. Colston, age 79, of Cadiz, Kentucky, passed away Sunday, September 10, 2017, at Ray & Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center in Paducah, Kentucky.  Mr. Colston retired as a Captain from the Kentucky State Penitentiary in Eddyville after 35 years of service.  He was a member of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Trigg County.

He is survived by one son, Brad Colston (Lisa), Cadiz; two grandchildren, Brandon Colston (Hannah), Cadiz, and Jessica Freeman (Andrew), Hermitage, Tennessee; two great grandchildren, Courtney Freeman and Finley Freeman; and two sisters, Ruth Smith, Cadiz, and Lou Nell Litchfield (Glen Dale), Hardin, Kentucky.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lonnie and Lillian Newton Colston; one son, Howard "Randy" Colston; and two brothers, William Lee Colston and Ben T. "Tommy" Newton.

Arrangements are being handled by Goodwin Funeral Home, Inc., 138 Main Street in Cadiz, where the family will receive friends after 4:00 PM on Tuesday, September 12, 2017.  Funeral services will be at Goodwin Funeral Home, Inc. at  2:00 PM Wednesday, September 13, 2017, with the Reverend Don Beverly and Reverend Barry Downs officiating.  Burial will follow at Oakley Cemetery in Land Between the Rivers, Kentucky.

Memorial contributions can be made to Oakley Cemetery Fund, c/o Bank of Cadiz, P.O. Box 2020, Cadiz, KY 42211. 

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I was privileged to work for Captain Colston for many years at the Penitentiary. He was a very thoughtful and devoted man. I am sorry for you loss.

Deepest sympathy to all the family. My mom (Lorene Colson) enjoyed living close to Mrs. Lillian and Howard. They were always nice to her and me and my family. You are in my prayers.

For as long as I can remember I have always been happy and glad to see and talk to Howard. Will miss him, wish I would have visited more. Love prevails, Dave

Thoughts and prayers to everyone. RIP Howard.
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