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In Memory of

Jessup Altemont Coldwell

November 16, 1932 - November 23, 2016

Obituary


Funeral services for Jessup Altemont "Monty" Coldwell are set for 2 p.m. on Friday, December 2, 2016, at the Ellis Funeral Home Chapel, 801 Andrews Highway, with interment to follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Dr. Tim Walker will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, December 1, at Ellis Funeral Home.

Born November 16, 1932, on a farm near Shelbyville, Tennessee, where he attended school, Monty served in the U.S. Air Force before moving to New Mexico and then to West Texas where he was involved in rodeo events for...

Funeral services for Jessup Altemont "Monty" Coldwell are set for 2 p.m. on Friday, December 2, 2016, at the Ellis Funeral Home Chapel, 801 Andrews Highway, with interment to follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Dr. Tim Walker will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, December 1, at Ellis Funeral Home.

Born November 16, 1932, on a farm near Shelbyville, Tennessee, where he attended school, Monty served in the U.S. Air Force before moving to New Mexico and then to West Texas where he was involved in rodeo events for High Sky Girl's Ranch, now High Sky Children's Ranch, and the Odessa sheriff's posse as well as automobile racing and demolition derbies. He owned a printing company in Odessa, the track at Penwell, announced at the Speedbowl and later held the advertising rights and announced the races at Twin Cities Speedway in Midland, and Race City USA in San Angelo, among others. He was a longtime member of the Suburban Lions Club, the owner of A-Quick Signs and the creator and owner of Mr. Advertiser.

A recovering alcoholic who had been sober more than four decades, he had a strong faith in God.

The late Edna "Babe" Keith said of him, "Monty is the most real person and the most true to himself person that I have ever known."

He was the significant other in Georgia Temple's life for 32 years. The youngest of eight siblings, he was preceded in death by his parents, Lillian Powell Coldwell and Claude Campbell Coldwell; his brothers Claude Coldwell and Joe Coldwell; and his sisters Dorothy Lindsey, Theresa Woods, Connie Atchison, Katie Coldwell Potts and Agnes Louise Sanders.

He is the father of David Coldwell of Germany; Monty Lee Coldwell of Odessa; Cammi Petch of Austin; John Coldwell of San Angelo; Denny Coldwell of Fort Worth, Latressa Coldwell of Corpus Christi; Deborah Bernard of Angleton; Cindy Doss of Dallas and Stephen Coldwell. He also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren and a few great grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be David Coldwell, Monty Lee Coldwell, John Coldwell, Denny Coldwell, Bill Temple, Hunter Temple, Landry Temple and Brandon Coldwell. Honorary pallbearers will be friends of Bill and Lois Wilson.

He passed away in the morning hours of November 23, 2016.

Online condolences may be offered at www.ellisfunerals.com