Mr. Coleman died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2013.
Born July 4, 1954, in Toccoa, he was the son of the late Claude Lamar and Lillian Payne Coleman. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Janice Green, and brother, Ronnie Coleman.
Mr. Coleman was a retired engineer with Lockheed Martin with 33 years of service. He was a member of Bethel Temple Congregational Holiness Church.
Survivors include his loving wife of 41 years, Marsha Merck Coleman of Mt. Airy; son and daughter-in-law, Bruce and Tina Coleman of Mt. Airy; son, Ben Coleman of Mt. Airy; sisters, Ann Elrod of Clarkesville and Martha Chastain of Mt. Airy; brothers, Lamar Coleman of Cornelia and Jimmy Coleman of Mt. Airy; and four grandchildren.
Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to: American Cancer Society, 1684 Barnett Shoals Road, Athens GA 30605-3007.
Those wishing to express online condolences to the Coleman family may do so by visiting whitfieldfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are in the care of Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin.
The Northeast Georgian
Friday, November 8, 2013