BLUE, Coleman C., 93, of Tampa, passed away May 11, 2013. He proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1941-1946, and was a Marine Devil Dog #999. He was a Master Mason of JF Schwartzel Lodge #251, Scottish Rights, a Shriner, and Senior Guardian Angel. He retired from James A. Haley V.A. Hospital. Coleman will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him. He is preceded in death by his parents, William and Janie Blue; and five siblings. He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Frances Blue; son, Michael Blue; three daughters, Janice (Steve) Cochran, Barbara (James) Hubbard, and Violet Blue Krohm; seven stepchildren; nine grandchildren; twelve step grandchildren; six great grandchildren; fifteen step great grandchildren; one great great grandson; and many extended family members and friends. Services will be held with full military honors at 10:00 AM, Friday, May 31, 2013, at Florida National Cemetery, 6502 SW 102nd Ave, Bushnell, FL 33513. Church services will follow at 2:00 PM at West Broad Street Baptist Church, 3809 W. Broad St, Tampa, FL 33614.
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Published in TBO.com on May 26, 2013