Lawrence Gael Coulston

July 5, 1926 ~ September 1, 2016 (age 90)



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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September 6, 2016

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Evangelical Methodist Church
267 E. Washington St
Shelbyville, IN 46176

Funeral Service
September 7, 2016

11:00 AM
Evangelical Methodist Church
267 E. Washington St
Shelbyville, IN 46176

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