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George Thomas Colburn

February 22, 1944 ~ June 24, 2021 (age 77)

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George Thomas Colburn, age 77 of Defiance, peacefully passed away on Thursday afternoon, June 24, 2021 at his home in Defiance.   
He was born on February 22, 1944 in Hamilton, Alabama to the late Melvin and Ethel (Miller) Colburn. He married Diane (Miller) Colburn on June 6, 1965 who passed away on April 9, 2016. George worked for the former Fulton Tubing in Archbold, Ohio for 33 years until his retirement. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and a loving father, grandfather and uncle. Together they had two children; Mick Colburn of Defiance, and Brenda (Bill) Porter of Ney, OH.

He is also survived by his seven grandchildren; Eric, Cody and Hannah Porter, Cassie Wolfrum, Nick and Damion Colburn, and Desirae Mack, along with 13 great-grandchildren, his brother, William Colburn in Alabama, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers, Buster Scott, Tumer, Wayne, Richard Guy, Rex, Melvin "Grunch" and A.J. Colburn, and his sisters; Shirley, Julia, Jesmer and Leather.
The family wishes to thank Melanie and Sharon from Heartland Hospice who dad cherished.

There will be no visitation or services at this time. Schaffer Funeral Home was honored to assist the family with arrangements.
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