Kevin James Coleman
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Kevin James Coleman died Saturday, July 6th in New York. Funeral services were held at T. J. Mc Gowan and Sons Funeral home in Garnerville, New York. A wake was held on Thursday, July 11 between the hours of 6 and 9 p.m. and Friday, July 12 between the hours of 2 and 4 and 7 and 9 p.m. A memorial service was held Saturday morning at 9 a. m. at the funeral home. A burial service was at St. Peters Cemetery in Nayack, New York.
He was born May 8, 1958 in Fort Worth, Texas to Diann Walker Coleman and William James Coleman. He graduated from Oxford High School and the University of Mississippi. He was a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. Mississippi called him home very often during the year but especially as the Ole Miss Rebels started their football season. He was a passionate Ole Miss Sports fan and followed their fortunes every year. He also loved fishing on his Oxford Lake and enjoyed cooking Southern food. One of Kevin's dearest memories was playing the lead in the first Oxford High School musical "Bye Bye Birdie". He also loved playing 3rd base for the Oxford High School Chargers.
He was the Chief Food Director of FLIK International, a Food Service Corporation. Kevin managed large accounts such as: The New York Giants, Major League Baseball, University of Texas and Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Kevin lived in Hoboken, New Jersey at the time of his death.
Preceding him in death was his wife Stacy Allen Coleman. He is survived by his sons, Sean Thomas Coleman and Daniel Walker Coleman and his granddaughter, Fiona Stacy Coleman. He is also survived by his brother, Kent Walker Coleman of Dallas Texas, sisters Kellye Susan Coleman of Los Angeles, California and Kathy Diann Allen of Oxford, Mississippi. His parents who also survive him are Diann Walker Coleman of Oxford, Mississippi and William James Coleman of Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina.
Any memorials honoring Kevin should be given to the Interfaith Compassion Ministry. Lena Wiley is the Director and the address is 904 N. Lamar Blvd, Oxford, Mississippi, 38655. Any questions you may call (662) 281-1002.
Published in Clarion Ledger on July 19, 2013
T.J. McGowan Sons Funeral Home, Inc.
71 North Central Highway Garnerville, NY 10923