May 11, 1944 - November 18, 2017
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 11:00 AM Freshwater, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home
Visitation Tuesday, November 21, 2017 from 4-7 PM at Freshwater, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home
Donald D. Coleman, Sr., 73 of North Lewisburg, passed away Saturday, November 18, 2017 in Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. He was born May 11, 1944 in Urbana, Ohio.
Don retired as an equipment operator for Rush Township, as well as the owner and operator of Don Coleman Excavating. He served as a volunteer Fire Fighter for over 30 years and as Assistant Fire Chief for many years with the North East Champaign County Fire District. He was a member of the Woodstock Lions Club. He was an avid Jeff Gordan, NASCAR fan and all animals, especially his dogs.
Don was a hard working family man and will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Phyllis A. (Davis) Coleman; his children, Donald D. (Cheryl) Coleman Jr. and Jeffrey S. (Lisa) Coleman, his grandchildren, Leslie, Skyler, Sally, Gavin, Kelsey and Thomas, great grandchildren, Anna, Olivia, Cora and Alayna; his siblings, Gene (Ruth), Rick and Connie Coleman, as well as several nieces, nephews and many friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Alice (Armstrong) and Edwin Coleman and a special aunt & uncle, Glen & Lillian Simpson.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 in the FRESHWATER, McDONALD & VERNON Funeral Home, North Lewisburg. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 22, 2017 in the funeral home with Pastor Karen Montgomery officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, North Lewisburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Northeast Champaign County Fire District, P.O. Box 142, North Lewisburg, Ohio 43060.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.