Lawrence Gael Coulston

Born: Mon., Jul. 5, 1926
Died: Thu., Sep. 1, 2016


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Sep. 06, 2016
Location: Evangelical Methodist Church

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Wed., Sep. 07, 2016
Location: Evangelical Methodist Church

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Lawrence Gael Coulston 90 of Shelbyville, Indiana passed away Friday September 2, 2016 at Kindred Hospital of Indianapolis South in Greenwood Indiana.

  Born Monday July 5, 1926, in Shelbyville he was the son of Charles F. Coulston and Hazel M. (Collins) Coulston. He married Catherine Hamilton on December 7, 1949 and she preceded him in death on Nov 3, 1978. He then married Betty J. Fox on July 2, 1980 and she passed away on July 19, 2002.

  He is survived by sons: Charles H. Coulsont of Lexington Kentucky, James A. (Grace) Coulston and John A. (Robin) Coulston of Shelbyville. Grandsons: Charles R. Coulston, Robert L. Coulston, Nicholas S. Coulston, Stephen B. Coulston, Aaron C. Coulston: granddaughter Mary Catherine Coulston, and five great-grandchildren.

  He is preceded in death by two brothers, Charles and Donald: and one sister Maryalice Thomas.

  He was a barber for 38 years, and owner and operator of his own shop for 32 years. The he worked at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service for 14 years after his retirement.

  He belonged to the Evangelical Methodist Church as a charter member and served as their treasurer. He belonged to Gideon's International for over 55 years. He was a member of Disabled American Veterans. He served on the Shelby County Council for eight years. He was serving on the Addison Township Trustee Advisory Board at the time of his death.

  He served in the U.S Army during World War II and the Korean War. He was blessed to have the opportunity to be the first Shelby County resident to participate in an "HONOR FLIGHT" to Washington DC.

  His hobbies were horseback riding and working in his woodshop that he was so proud of.

  Visitation will be from 4 to 8p.m on Tuesday Sept 6, 2016, and from 10a.m Wednesday Sept 7, 2016 until the funeral services at the Evangelical Methodist Church, 267 E. Washington St.

  Funeral services will be held at 11a.m. Wednesday at the church. Rev. Jim Coulston and Rev.Nicholas Coulston and Rev. Tony  Meads will officiate.

  Burial will be at Forest Hill Cemetery with graveside military rites by local veteran’s organizations.

  Memorial contributions may be given to the Evangelical Church or Gideon's International C/O Murphy Parks Funeral Services.

  Funeral Directors Greg, Sheila and Stuart Parks are honored to conduct the services for Mr. Coulston.

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Rhonda Bruner Wright
   Posted Sat September 03, 2016
Charlie, Jim, John and families, my love, thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. It makes me so sad that that our little piece of heaven has lost the last of the original neighbors. The last time I spoke with him was after Mom died and I was getting her home ready for sale. He was on his lawnmower and his usual happy self. He will be missed tremendously.

Rosalie Hardin
   Posted Mon September 05, 2016
To the Coulston Family:
Gael was a great neighbor and friend for many years. We always enjoyed our visits and his never ending stories. Our condolences for your loss.
Dave & Rosalie Hardin

Mary Brinkman
   Posted Mon September 05, 2016
Charles, I didn't know your Dad well, but really enjoyed him the one time I got to meet him and stay in his home. He was kind, funny and easy to talk to. I'm thinking about you, your brothers and the rest of your family at this sad time.


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