In Loving Memory of

Richard F. Coleman


Richard F. Coleman born April 17, 1934 passed away peacefully at Haven Hospice in Gainesville, Florida on 10/28/20.

He is survived by his children; Michael Coleman and Micki Schanley, grandsons Richard, Nicholas and Mitchell Schanley and his sister Ms. Judith Dooley.  He was married for 57 years to his wife, Yoo Shim Coleman who proceeded him in death in 2019.

He was born in Charlotte, NC and attended Lenoir Rhyne University.  He interrupted his college education to enter the military in 1954.  He served as a Chief Warrant Officer in the US Army Corp of Engineers for 20 years until his retirement in 1974.  He served 2 tours of duty in Vietnam and earned the Bronze Star Medal.

Upon his retirement he continued to work for various State and County agencies in NC to support his family and put his children through college.

He moved to Gainesville in 1991.  He worked as a bus driver for the school system for a time until he retired fully.

There will be a service on Monday, November 9, 2020 @ 2 pm at Forest Meadows Memorial Park-Central. 4100 NW 39th ave, Gainesville, Fl

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11 Responses

  1. Sue Smith at · Reply

    Many prayers for you and your family, Michael.

  2. Mary K at · Reply

    So sad to hear. My heart aches for you Sending prayers and hugs to you and your family

  3. Greg Seitz at · Reply

    Prayers for you and your family. I may have met your Dad a few times in Starmount. His life speaks for itself , he was a great service to his country and community. Thank you for your Service Mr. Coleman.

    1. Michael Coleman at · Reply

      Thank you Greg

  4. Mark Johnson at · Reply

    Mr. Coleman was an honorable man. He loved his family. I got to know him througg hus son Mike in Highschool. He would always welcolm me into their home. I used to joke and say that the” Redneck Clob
    kick him out if they found out he drove a Ford Thunder Bird and liked Claasica Music..
    Mike I am praying for the family.

    1. Michael Coleman at · Reply

      Thank you Mark

  5. Jennifer Wiesen at · Reply

    I only know Mr. Coleman through his loving son, Michael. I will reiterate Greg Sietz’s sentiments–thank you for your service, Mr. Coleman… and from me, thank you for bring such a positive spirit into my life in your son, Michael.

    1. Michael Coleman at · Reply

      Thank you Jennifer

  6. George V. Guy at · Reply

    Mr. Richard Coleman was my good friend and brother. I have been a good family friend of the Coleman Family for over 20 years. Richard Coleman was an excellent artist; strong leader; very good father, and excellent husband to his beautiful and loving wife. He and his dear wife were truly “lovebirds”. Mr. Richard Coleman is now at peace and now resides in the larger life with his beloved wife; where there is no more pain and suffering.
    Michael Coleman, The Coleman’s son and Caregiver, has truly been the excellent son every household needs. He’s unselfish, loving, caring, and extremley intelligent! Michael is truly a blessing to his family.
    As Michael moves forward, following God’s compass towards the light of the world, I pray for his peace and love everlasting. In Jesus name, Amen.

    1. Michael Coleman at · Reply

      Thank you George

  7. Cindi Lou Platt at · Reply

    Michael. Hope you are doing okay and I can only be here for you when you need. Prayers for you.

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