Richard Loy Coulter

Died: Mon., Sep. 8, 2014


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Wed., Sep. 10, 2014
Location: St. Martin's Lutheran Church

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Wed., Sep. 10, 2014
Location: St. Martin's Lutheran Church

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Newton-Richard Loy Coulter, age 93, passed away Monday, September 8, 2014 following a long illness.  Mr. Coulter was a lifelong resident of Catawba County and a lifelong member of St. Martins Lutheran Church of Maiden.
He was preceded in death by his parents, R.R. and Fanny Bost Coulter, six brothers, and three sisters.
As a nurseryman, he carried on a family tradition beautifying Catawba County and surrounding areas.  He was owner and operator of Catawba Nursery, which was founded by his father in 1903.  He was also a member of the NC Association of Nurserymen and the Southern Nursery Association.
Mr. Coulter is survived by his wife of 64 years, Clarene Coulter of the home, two sons, Jimmy Coulter and his wife Dianne, and Kevin Coulter, one daughter, Susan Coulter, four grandchildren, Myranda Coulter, Robbie Sipe, Emily Smith and her husband Rob, and Brian Sipe, three step-grandchildren, Jeff Kyles and his wife Jackie, Kim Duncan and her husband Lonnie, and Andrea Kyles, seven great grandchildren, and one sister, Dorothy Faggart and her husband Archie.
Services will be held Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 11:00 AM at St. Martin’s Lutheran Church, Maiden.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at St. Matthews UCC Cemetery, Maiden.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Martin’s Lutheran Church, 214 W. Main Street, Maiden, NC  28650 or to Catawba Regional Hospice, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC  28658.
Goodin-Drum Funeral Home is serving the Coulter family.

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