Michael R. “Mike” Coltrane ’68

Michael “Mike” R. Coltrane, age 75 of Concord, passed away Sunday, January 2, 2022 at University of Miami General Jackson Hospital after a brief illness.

Mike was born September 25, 1946 in Cabarrus County to the late L.D. “Bub” Coltrane III and Phyllis Crooks Coltrane. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Anne Collins Coltrane and his brother, Daniel Branson Coltrane.

He graduated from Concord High School 1964, and from Davidson College in 1968 with a BA in History. He graduated from The University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Finance with an MBA in business in 1970.

Mike served 2 years active military duty in the army and 4 years in the reserves in Transportation, achieving the rank of captain.

He began his banking career at NCNB, then went on to First Charter, ending in the position of Executive Vice President, and in 1988 began serving as Chairman/CEO/President of CT Communications, Concord NC. He served on the board of the telecom industry’s trade association, USTA, from 1991-2007, and served as President from 2000-2001. He also served on the Centennial Communications Board from 2001-2009, the First Charter Corp. Board of Directors 1988-2008, and on the board of Power and Tel from September 2009 to the present.

Mike was very active in First Presbyterian Church serving as Elder and Deacon and has been a lifelong member. He was involved in the Concord community and was a member of the High Point Rotary Club, Salisbury Rotary Club and Concord Rotary Club for 50 years, serving as President 1991-1992 in Concord, was a Paul Harris Fellow, and a 5th generation Rotarian.

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 since 2008. He was involved in the Boy Scouts of America, The United Way, and the Boys & Girls Club of Cabarrus County where he served on the board 1990-2003. Mike served on the board of CMC NE/Atrium Health beginning in 2006 and the board of CMC Charlotte/Atrium from 2011-2018.

Mike was a lifelong hunter and fisherman. He and Loretta traveled the world together sharing their love of hunting and exploring. They enjoyed nature and time in the outdoors and loved going to the beach.

He is survived by his wife Loretta Coltrane and her 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 & Miles Allen, canine companion Winston Spencer Churchill, and other extended family members.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at First Presbyterian Church officiated by Rev. Ellen True Crawford. The family will receive friends from 5:30 until 8:30 PM Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at Wilkinson Funeral Home and again after the service in Davis Hall at First Presbyterian Church. The burial service will be for family only.

Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army, PO Box 511, Concord, NC 28026 or to Cooperative Christian Ministries, PO Box 1717, Concord, NC 28026.

Condolences may be left at www.wilkinsonfuneralhome.com.
Wilkinson Funeral Home is serving the Coltrane family.
Michael R. "Mike" Coltrane  '68