Mr. Michael Lawrence Coltham, 84, of Statesville, N.C., died Tuesday, November 24, 2020, at the Gordon Hospice House. Born in London, England, on April 2, 1936, he was a son of the late Charles Coltham and Florence Covington Coltham.

He served in the British R.A.F. and trained in England for nursing and became an R.N. He and his wife spent time in Australia before coming to America and he published two books. He was a member of the St. Francis Order Of Divine Compassion, Trinity Episcopal Church, and enjoyed travelling.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Emily Bennett Coltham; a son, Nigel Coltham (Carolyn); and four daughters, Jane Hunt (Billy), Amanda Steen, Sarah Morrissey (Earl), and Estelle Coltham. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and his dog, Tuppence.

A private family service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 29, at Trinity Episcopal Church with Rev. Brad Mullis officiating.

Condolences may be sent online to the family to

Memorials may be given to Trinity Episcopal Church, 801 Henkel Road, Statesville, NC 28677 or to Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625.

Nicholson Funeral Home is serving the family.

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