In Memory

Bert Coleman

B 3/31/1944 D 4/29/2009

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04/06/11 09:03 AM #1    

Charles David Allen

Last saw Bert at the bank when I was visiting Hull Davis a few years ago.  He seemed like the ole Bert I knew in High School.  Bert and I ran together a lot in the 11th grade. One night we had some beer in a #2 tub with ice on it. We put a big rubber snake on top of the ice. Went to Fraley's on Shiloh Road. Five girls were in a car we knew, (forgot who they were now) so we got the cold and wet snake and threw it in their car. All hell broke out and we got in BIG trouble. LOL

04/09/11 04:07 PM #2    

Mary Judy Lowry (Gravenmier)

I remember when Bert walked across the stage at graduation and everyone applauded.  Bless his heart, I'm so sorry he is no longer with us.  The reunion will seem odd without him.  Judy

05/28/12 07:33 PM #3    

Joe Ray Underwood

From the Daily Corinthian Bert McKinney Coleman Jr., 65,  a Corinth wholesale auto dealer for many years, died Wednesday. Apnl 29, 2009.  The funeral service was held at Oakland Baptist Church with Dr. Randy Bostick, the Rev. Dennis Smith, and the Rev. Jay Stanley officiating.  Burial was held at Henry Cemetery.  McPeters, Inc. Funeral Directors was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Coleman was a member of Oakland Baptist Church.  He was a Corinth High School Graduate and añend­ed Northeast Community College.  He coached at the Y, enjoyed al. sports, and was a. man of strong faith who loved his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents Bert M. Coleman Sr. and Maxine Brewster Coleman; his wife, Polly Coleman; and a niece, Allyson Dianne Coleman.  Survivors include daughters Buff Ellen Coleman Sanchez-Garcia and husband Antonio of Palm Beach Gardens, FL.; Jennifer McColIum (Jordan) of Saltillo and Delinda Cardwell of Memphis, TN, a brother Edwin Coleman (Donna) of Tupelo; a sister Sara McKinney (Kenneth) of Vernon AL; grandchildren Arabella Sanchez-Garcia,  Sterling Sanchez-Garcia , Jacob Lee Mc­Cullum;  and JilIian McCulIum; and several nieces, nephews, great-­nieces, and great-nephews.

Pallbearers were Bruce Dillingham, Jr., Bobby Robe  rts, Kenny McKinney, Scott McKinney, J.B. Darnel,  Mark Mathews, David McKinney, Tim Wiygul, Billy Carl Lipford, Bo Hancock, Bruce Coleman, Ron Zook, Wayne Roberts, and Mike Mahoney.  Honorary pallbearers were the Thursday Morning Breakfast Club.

Memorial contributions may be ­made to Team Focus, 6110 Grelot Rd, Mobile, Al 36609.

Note:  Bert and I both enjoyed food.  When we were in junior high, he invited me to his home and his mother served Mexican food.  I was familiar with hot tamalies, but I had never eaten authentic Mexican food.  Once I tasted the food, I was hooked for life.  I appreciate many things about my memories of Bert, but I carry a lasting appreciation for all food Mexican as a result of his hospitality that day so long ago.  Thanks Bert!

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