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Obituary: Ronald E. Colvin (1943-2017)

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It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of longtime member and past president of the CFA, Ronald E. Colvin.

A Berrien Springs icon passed away on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017: Ronald E. Colvin, known to all as “RC.” He was the first New Year’s baby born on Jan. 1, 1943, in Waco, Texas, to the late Andrew Jackson Abernathy Colvin and Ruth McFalls. He died at the age of 74.

RC graduated from Berrien Springs High School in 1961. RC built businesses and provided jobs for many people in the community.

He could be a generous mentor, helping those who help themselves, and many times, helping those who were helpless. However, he was so much more than a provider for his family and friends—he was our foundation.

RC’s businesses included JC Concrete Inc., JC Waterproofing and JC Conveying, which he grew into this area’s largest residential and light-commercial concrete company over the past 37 years. RC and his wife, Jo, also owned and operated The RoundTable Bar & Grill, which provided a refuge for people to relax, reflect and try to shoot their best game of pool.

RC is survived by his wife, Jo Colvin; sons, Greg (Carlene) Colvin-Garcia, Ron (Michele) Colvin, Brad (Jenn) Johnson and Ken (Danielle) Johnson; daughter, Karen Delgado; grandchildren, Paige Colvin, Garrett Delgado, Jade and Eva Colvin-Garcia, Taylor and Ty Johnson, and Chloe, Tori and Logan Johnson.

RC was preceded in death by wife, Francine Colvin, and grandson, Travis Johnson.

A celebration of RC’s life was held at Allred Funeral Home in Berrien Springs, with a visitation on Friday, Dec. 15, and a funeral on Saturday, Dec. 16.

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