Harvey C. Coleman
September 27, 1928 - December 27, 2013
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Harvey C. Coleman, 85, passed away on Friday, December 27, 2013, after an extended illness. Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, December 29, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. at Perry United Methodist Church. Entombment will be in the Good Shepherd Mausoleum in Perry Memorial Gardens immediately following the service. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 1:00 until 2:00, the hour preceding the service, in the Sanctuary at Perry United Methodist Church.
Mr. Coleman was born in Monroe County, Alabama, to the late Noah and Alice King Coleman. He grew up in Frisco City, Alabama, and proudly served our country in the U. S. Army as a Forward Observer. He was a Korean War POW Survivor and received a Purple Heart. When he returned from the war, Mr. Coleman moved to Mobile, Alabama, to work in Civil Service at Brookley Air Force Base. While in Mobile, he met and married the love of his life, Betty Brake. When Brookley AFB closed in 1965, Harvey and Betty relocated to Houston County, where he began working in Civil Service at Robins Air Force Base. He retired from RAFB after 30 years as an F-15 Procurement Specialist. Upon retirement, Mr. Coleman worked at Ace Hardware in Perry for over 15 years. He was a Charter Member of Centerville United Methodist Church, where he served as their first Treasurer and on several other committees while a member there. Later, he became a member of Perry United Methodist Church, where he served as an usher, was a former Head of Trustees, served on various other committees, and was a member of the IHS Sunday School Class. Mr. Coleman was a member of the men's Tuesday morning community prayer breakfast group, at which he enjoyed fellowshipping with men from various churches in our area. He loved fishing, hunting, and golfing, but his passion in life was his family, especially his grandchildren who affectionately referred to him as "PaPa". He was preceded in death by 2 brothers and 5 sisters.
Left to cherish the memories of Mr. Coleman are his loving wife of 58 years, Betty Brake Coleman of Perry; his son, Ken Coleman of Atlanta; his daughter and son-in-law, Kelly and Steve Rodgers of Perry; two grandchildren, Jordan Rodgers and Sam Rodgers; and many nieces and nephews.
Friends are invited to leave condolences for the family in the online guestbook at www.watsonhunt.com. Watson-Hunt Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.