He was of the Methodist faith. He was retired from Armstrong Tool Co., where he was a machinist.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlotte and Harlen Frances Colby.
Survivors include his wife, Diana L. Colby; two children: Michelle Ann Catalano and husband, Joseph, and Vickie Lynn Varela; six grandchildren: Christopher Almodovar, Ruben Varela III., Heather and Dominick Catalano, Matthew and Steven Varela; one sister-in-law, Kay Heath; and two nieces: Cyndi Hackney and Melanie Mixon.
A graveside service will be held at noon Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, at Benton Memorial Gardens with a white dove release ceremony.
The family will receive friends Friday, from 5 to 8 p.m., at Fike Funeral Home.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Colby family guest book at fikefh.com.