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Emmett B. Coldiron, Jr.

Emmett B. Coldiron, Jr., 83 of Portsmouth passed away Monday, November 7, 2022 at his residence. He was born February 9, 1939 in Wheelersburg, a son of the late Emmett and Barbara Ellen Adkins Coldiron. He retired from General Motors and was a US Army veteran where he was a Combat Engineer. An avid collector of all things unique; Emmett (Junior) enjoyed old cars, antiquing and gardening. As a nature lover and an artist he would draw flowers, birds and covered bridges. A wonderful husband and always a source of wisdom for anyone in need.

He is survived by his wife, Donna Gibson Coldiron; two daughters, Debbie Coldiron Williams, Sandra Murta; seven grandchildren, Tonya (Jake) Townsend, Joanie Murta, Ryan Coldiron, Rick Murta, Lindsey Cooper, Timothy Williams, Robert Borden, and seven great grandchildren, Tylee Allen, Noah Cooper, Elijah Cooper, Dorsie Coldiron, Dylan Townsend, Adam Coldiron, and Calvin Coldiron. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Harry Wade Coldiron, Marion Coldiron, Sebastian Coldiron, Walter “Randy” Coldiron, and three sisters, Jackie Collingsworth, Laura Hamilton, Neva Meadows.

The family will receive friends Saturday, November 19, 2022 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford. Online condolences may be sent to

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