Obituary of Michael Coltrane (1946 – 2022) – Concord, North Carolina

Michael “Mike” R. Coltrane
September 25, 1946 – January 2, 2022
Concord, NC – Michael “Mike” R. Coltrane, 75, of Concord, died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022 at the University of Miami’s General Jackson Hospital after a brief illness.
Mike was born on September 25, 1946 in Cabarrus County to the late LD “Bub” Coltrane III and Phyllis Crooks Coltrane. He was also predeceased by his wife, Anne Collins Coltrane and his brother, Daniel Branson Coltrane.
He graduated from Concord High School 1964 and Davidson College in 1968 with a BA in history. He graduated from the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania with an MBA in Commerce in 1970.
Mike served 2 years of active military service in the Army and 4 years in the Transportation Reserve, reaching the rank of Captain.
He began his banking career at NCNB, then moved to First Charter, ending up as Executive Vice President, and in 1988 began serving as President / CEO / President of CT Communications, Concord NC. He served on the board of directors of the telecommunications industry trade association, USTA, from 1991 to 2007, and was president from 2000 to 2001. He also served on the board of directors of Centennial Communications from 2001 to 2009, on the board of directors of First Charter Corp. from 1988 to 2008, and on the Board of Directors of Power and Tel from September 2009 to present.
Mike was very active in the First Presbyterian Church as an elder and deacon and was a life member. He has been involved in the Concord community and has been a member of the High Point Rotary Club, Salisbury Rotary Club and Concord Rotary Club for 50 years.
He was president of the Cabarrus Chamber of Commerce in 1987 and continued for many years. He was a supporter of the Salvation Army where he served on the board of directors since 2008. He was involved with the Boy Scouts of America, The United Way and the Cabarrus County Boys & Girls Club where he served on the board of directors from 1990 to 2003. Mike served on the board of directors of CMC NE / Atrium Health from 2006 and on the board of directors of CMC Charlotte / Atrium from 2011 to 2018.
Mike was a longtime hunter and fisherman. He and Loretta have traveled the world together sharing their love of hunting and exploration. They enjoyed nature and the outdoors and loved going to the beach.
He is survived by his wife Loretta Coltrane and his daughter Tracy Olander; sister, Gay Coltrane Ausband (Ted Brewer) of Southport; nephew, Mark Allen (Lindsey) of Mars Hill; niece, Julia Allen DeMaury (Josh) of Waxhaw; two great-nephews, Branson and Miles Allen, canine companion Winston Spencer Churchill and other extended family members.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday January 12, 2022 at the First Presbyterian Church officiated by Reverend Ellen True Crawford. The family will receive friends from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at Wilkinson Funeral Home and again after the service at Davis Hall at First Presbyterian Church. The funeral service will be reserved for the family.
Briefs can be made to the Salvation Army, PO Box 511, Concord, NC 28026 or to the Cooperative Christian Ministries, PO Box 1717, Concord, NC 28026.
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Wilkinson Funeral Home serves the Coltrane family.

Posted by Charlotte Observer on January 9, 2022.

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