GRAVESIDE SERVICE: 11:00 A.M. Friday, February 9, 2018, at Texas State Veterans Cemetery.
VISITATION: 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Thursday, February 8, 2018, at Comanche Funeral Home.
MEMORIALS: If desired family requests memorials be made to Strawn ISD, Fine Arts Department, P.O. Box 428, Strawn, Texas 76475.
Kent Douglas Colclasure, 56 of Comanche, formerly of Kingsland, TX, died peacefully in the loving arms of his wife and caregiver on Wednesday, February 7, 2018.
Kent was born on December 23, 1961 in Paso Robles, CA to Evelyn Marie Barding Colclasure and her husband. He was the oldest of three surviving children. He graduated from Brownstown High School in 1980, entering the Army and serving as a military police officer. Following his military discharge in 1984, he moved to Kingsland where worked as a truck driver and mechanic until entering Central Texas College in 2003 where he received his licensure as a vocational nurse.
On January 12, 2002, Kent married Rochelle (Butler), Together they created a blended family initially comprised of one son and two daughters. The years together grew their family as their beloved nephew came to live with them followed by two grandchildren. The family moved from Kingsland to Comanche in 2007, as both Kent and Rochelle were pursuing additional college degrees at Tarleton State University. Kent was employed at Comanche County Medical Center and Hamilton General Hospital until he was diagnosed with end-stage renal failure and began dialysis in 2014. He worked part-time at Pate’s Hardware until 2016, when his diagnosis became more critical.
Kent had a servant’s heart. He spent his life helping anyone he possibly could in whatever manner required. He loved working with wood, doing construction, and building stage pieces for Strawn ISD’s theater department.
Kent is survived by his wife of sixteen years, Rochelle, his three sons Andrew Eugene Butler of Comanche, Brandon Ross Colclasure of Burnet, and Kristopher Allen Bartram and wife Tamara of Eastland; his three daughters Taylor Rae Butler of Comanche, Rita Annette Butler of Kingsland, and Kiya Michelle Butler of Burnet. In addition, Kent’s familial love extended to the students at Strawn High School, each being as precious to him as his own sons and daughters. Kent had four grandsons Tyler and Joseph Kennedy of Granite Shoals, Jevin Orosco of Marble Falls, and Chasin Bartram of Eastland. He had a sister Karen Magonye-Jeffords and husband Michael of Fort Meyers Florida, and adopted sister Laura Kouns and husband, Kyle, of Dublin. Kent was preceded in death by a brother, Andre Dean Colclasure and his mother, Evelyn Marie Barding Colclasure.