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BONDVILLE -- Phillip Merton Coleman, 52, of Bondville, died on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008, at the Grace Cottage Hospital in Townshend. He was born in Townshend on Jan. 6, 1956, the son of Roy E. and Phyllis L. (Welker) Coleman.

Phillip attended and graduated from Leland and Gray High School in 1974. After his graduation he went to work for the family business Roy Coleman and Sons Excavating.

Phillip loved his time spent riding his Harley Fatboy, and was an avid rider. He also liked to follow and watch sports like football, hockey, and NASCAR. More than his other interests, he loved spending time with his many friends.

Phillip M. Coleman is survived by his mother Phyllis L. Coleman of Jamaica; two brothers, Halbert J. Coleman and his wife Gail of Jamaica, and Kelly Coleman of Jamaica; two sisters, Samantha Wilson of Newfane and Karen Young of Jamaica; two uncles Phillip Welker of Guilford and Robert Welker of Sunrise, Fla.; three nephews, Rory Young of Seattle, Wash., Justin Coleman of Newfane, Cameron Coleman of Jamaica; four nieces, Candace Coleman of Jamaica, Deborah Parker of Londonderry, Heather Clish of Jamaica, Jennifer Perry of Palm Coast, Fla., and many cousins and friends.

He was predeceased by his father Roy Coleman; a brother Christopher Coleman, and a brother-in-law, Robert Welker.

A memorial gathering for family and friends will be held on Tuesday Jan. 29, 2008, from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the White Funeral Home. A memorial ride is planned for later this spring at a time to be announced. For those who would like information on the ride please e-mail his brother Kelly at [email protected]

For those who wish, memorial contributions in Mr. Coleman’s memory may be made to Grace Cottage Hospital, the Londonderry Rescue Squad or the Jamaica Rescue Squad.

Arrangements are under the care of the White Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Main Street Townshend, VT, 05353 and www.kerwesterlund.com .
Published in Bennington Banner from Jan. 24 to Jan. 26, 2008
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