DANVILLE - Larry Coleman, 62, passed away at his residence on Friday, Sept. 23, 2011.
He was born in Montgomery County, Ohio, on Sunday, Dec. 11, 1949 to the late Billy and Nancy Howard Coleman. Larry was a semi-truck driver hauling hazardous chemicals, a union leader for the teamsters and most recently had worked at Spirit Chevrolet in Harrodsburg.
He was a Kentucky Colonel and loved to camp, fish, cook and work on electronics. He loved to watch the Cincinnati Bengals and NASCAR. He was a youth coach for many years in Mercer County, having coached football, baseball and basketball. Mr. Coleman was passionate about his religion and on numerous occasions preached at many churches in the area and was a member of the Kingdom Hall Jehovah's Witnesses Church.
He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Jennifer Stout Coleman; five children, Stephanie (Stephen) Carr of Danville, Sashona (David) Hawkins of Danville, Brian Coleman of Danville, Josh (Kristal) Coleman of Nicholasville and Aaron (Jessica) Coleman of Junction City; twelve grandchildren; one brother, Donnie Coleman of Danville; one sister, Elizabeth (Ron) Parker of Centerville, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by one child, Kelly Coleman, and one grandchild.
Funeral services will be held at noon Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary Allen officiating. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, 2011, at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Joshua Coleman, Larry Aaron Coleman, David Hawkins, Willy Sherwood, Johnny Dominguez and Tim Coleman. Honorary pallbearers will be Brian Coleman, Stephen Carr, Billy Hargis and Dr. Shahzad.
The family would like to express their appreciation to DCI personnel, EMS crews, McDowell Home Health Care nurses Amy and Missy, bus driver Sandy Darland and a special thank you to Dr. Shahzad for not only being a great doctor but a special friend as well.
Expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of donations to the National Kidney Foundation or to a charity of your choice. A memorial tribute wall is available for Larry at www.preston-pruitt.com.