William Myron Colby, 86, Citrus Springs, Florida, formerly of Pembroke, New Hampshire, passed away peacefully on February 10, 2022 following a short period of declining health.
Bill proudly and honorably served his country in the United States Navy from 1953-1956 as a Class A Radioman and was a plank owner of the U.S.S. Forrestal (CVA 59). He continued to serve his country in the United States Army Reserves from 1959-1966.
He is survived by his loving wife of over 51 years, Sandra Colby, two daughters, Brenda Blanchette, her husband Steven, and Mary Houde. He also leaves behind three children from a previous marriage, Carlene Colby, Marcelle Chaplin and Mark Colby, along with grandchildren, Zinamarie, Marshall, Nicholas, Trevor and Mariah Rutherford, Colby Stenner, Ysabelle and Julianne Houde, four great grandchildren, Jackwesley, Abbey, Hunter Rutherford and Morgan William Godreau to be born June 2022.
Bill was predeceased by his brothers, Richard and Donald Colby.
He was the first person to retire from Epoch Corporation in Pembroke, NH in 1997 where he was a finish carpenter for many years.
Bill was an avid bowler, enjoyed square dancing with the Concord Coach Squares and could be found on Sunday afternoons watching a Nascar race. He enjoyed playing cards with family and friends, horseshoes and various wood crafts. Most recently, he had discovered diamond painting, making many beautiful scenes.
Graveside Services will be held in New Hampshire in the spring.