Dorothy Colby

Dorothy "Dot" Clonts Colby, 92, of Chattanooga, passed away at her residence at Creekside Retirement Community with her family at her side, on Thursday, June 19, 2014. She was the daughter of the late John M. and Mrytle Clonts. She was the last surviving of 12 brothers and sisters. She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Harmon R. Colby; and her grandson, Matt Reed. Dot is survived by her three children, Linda Colby Thompson, Robert H. (Joy) Colby and Nancy Reed (Bob) Carroll; and grandchildren, Chris, Missy, Beth, David, Lauren and Steven; and three great-grandchildren, Cassie, Tura and Jacklin; and many nieces and nephews. She was a member of 60 years at Brainerd Baptist Church. Mrs. Colby was a graduate of Ooltewah High School and and retired after serving as a legal secretary and bookkeeper for several Chattanooga law firms. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. today, June 21, in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Steve Rowland officiating. Visitation will be held at noon prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will be at the Antioch Baptist Chuch in McDonald, Tenn, In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be sent to the Community Kitchen, 727 East 11th St., Chattanooga, TN 37401, or a charity of your own choosing. Arrangements are by Chattanooga Funeral Home, East Brainerd, 8214 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga.

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