Mr. Lowell Everett Coleman

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Mr. Lowell Everett Coleman, beloved husband of Doris Tucker Coleman for 67 years, passed away July 29, 2017 at the age of 91 after a long illness. He was born in Edwardsville to the late B.J. Coleman and the late Ezzie Owen Coleman. He was a graduate of Jacksonville High School where he was the captain of the basketball team. He was also a skillful shortstop in American Legion baseball and his play drew scouts from the Brooklyn Dodgers shortly before he enlisted in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He proudly served his country in the Pacific theater from 1944-1946. Mr. Coleman was a part of author Tom Brokaw's "The Greatest Generation" who faced the tough economic times of the Great Depression growing up, and then, the dangers and challenges of defeating Germany and Japan simultaneously in World War II as young adults. Mr. Coleman worked for General Electric Company for many years in Anniston and Owensboro, Kentucky. He also worked for the Hallden Machine Company and at the Anniston Army Depot for 14 years. Mr. Coleman was a very industrious man with a kind, easy-going demeanor. He had a wonderful sense of humor that always had us smiling and laughing. Despite having serious health problems for many years, his hands were always busy and he continued to do all his own yard work and other home projects until the age of 90. He was a stalwart husband, father, worker, and U.S. citizen. He was a member of Golden Springs Baptist Church. In addition to his wife, Mr. Coleman is survived by his daughter, Mrs. Linda Turner (Warren) of Anniston; his son, Dr. Charles Jerome Coleman (Julie) of Aiken, South Carolina; his sister, Mrs. Marguerite Kimbrough, of Anniston; four grandchildren, Jennifer Maddox Ellis (Robert), Mark Maddox (Nikki), Dean Coleman, and Kathleen Coleman, and three great-grandchildren, Haley Maddox, Elizabeth Ellis, and Andrew Ellis. He was predeceased by his sisters, Pearlea Tankersley and Mrs. Lois Martin, and by his brothers, Cephas, Thomas, Eugene, and Owen who was killed in combat in Europe in World War II. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Monday, July 31, 2017 at K.L. Brown Memory Chapel in Golden Springs with Dr. Roland P. Brown officiating. Interment will follow at Forestlawn Gardens. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Lynn Martin, Harold Martin, Keith Kimbrough, Mark Maddox, Robert Ellis, and Warren Turner. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Alabama Baptist Children's Home and Family Ministries, 1210 Friendship Road, Oxford, AL 36203. Online condolences may be made to the family at klbrownmemorychapel.com. K.L. Brown Memory Chapel 620 Golden Springs Road Anniston, AL 36207 (256) 231-2334
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620 Golden Springs Road
Anniston, AL 36207
(256) 231-2334
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Published in The Anniston Star on July 30, 2017
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