Billy Raymond Coulter, age 91, passed away on October 26, 2020 in South Jordan, Utah. He was born on October 9, 1929 in Neosho, Missouri to Glorvina Pearson and Jay Wylie Coulter. He served overseas for the United States Army in the Korean War as a locomotive mechanic, sometimes fixing equipment under fire. When he returned he married his girlfriend, the love of his life, Joyce Grogan on April 11, 1953.

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He worked most of his career at IML Freight and Yellow Freight as a mechanic.

Bill loved to go hunting, fishing, camping, boating, and spending time with his family. He enjoyed spending time mechanically restoring farm tractors and equipment. He also enjoyed gardening and raising alfalfa to feed his cattle. He always had a family milk cow and raised many other farm animals.

Bill had a big smile, was friendly, and was always up for a good conversation. He was willing to help his neighbors and family with welding, mechanic work, and general projects. Any old tractors he found, he would drag home and tinker on them.

He is survived by his children, Debra Coulter, Suzanne (Ray) Lancaster, Randall (Judy) Coulter, Bryan (Kim) Coulter, David (Shari) Coulter, and Mark (Amy) Coulter; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Grogan Coulter.

The family would like to give a special thanks to the staff at Sagewood at Daybreak for their care and kindness.

Due to COVID-19, a private family graveside service will be held Saturday, October 31 at 10:00 AM at Larkin Sunset Gardens located at 1950 E 10600 S, Sandy, UT. A family viewing will be held the same day from 9:00-9:30 AM at Memorial Mountain View Mortuary located at 3115 East 7800 South, Cottonwood Heights, UT.

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f. Select “mute” in the bottom left hand corner so that your audio does not interrupt

the funeral services.


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Memorial Mountain View Mortuary & Cemetery
3115 East 7800 South
Cottonwood Heights, UT

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Oct 28, 2020

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Dear Coulter Family, We were very sorry to hear about grandpa Coulter's passing. I loved seeing him in McDonalds with his friends, and at Walmart visiting with people. He will be missed. Love to all

Ken and Valerie Webb , Erda, UT, US Nov 06, 2020

I have wonderful memories of uncle Bill. His smile that warmed your heart. A fantastic southern way of speaking and it came with a great laugh!

Bill was my favorite uncle.

Death takes the body. God takes the soul. Our mind holds the memories!

Ruth Ann Coulter Krooswyk Oct 28, 2020