Lee Coleman

Lee Ray Coleman

Wednesday, September 2nd, 1936 - Friday, August 14th, 2020
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Graveside services for Mr. Lee Ray Coleman, with Military honors, will be on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Liberty Chapel Cemetery in Williana under the direction of Gallagher Funeral Home and Crematory.
Lee Ray Coleman passed away of cancer at his residence in Pineville, on August 14, 2020 at the age of 83.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lee E. and Bessie Ellen Futrell Coleman and his sister Dorothy Mae Ahrens.
Those left to cherish his memory include one son, Stephen Ray Coleman of Alpine, Texas and two daughters, Lisa Ellen Coleman of Pineville and Leanne Coleman of Deville. Two sisters, Melba Mills of Baton Rouge and Faye Hines (Jimmie) of Pineville. Four grandsons, Matthew Raines (Rachael) of Pineville, Kevin Raines (Lyndsay) of Travis Air Force Base, California and Nathaniel Raines and Daniel Raines of Deville. Lee had three great-grandchildren, Caitlyn Raines of Fort Campbell, Kentucky and Brendan and Kinzey Raines of Travis Air Force Base, California and a special friend Brenda Rodriquez of Pineville.
Mr. Coleman was a graduate of Georgetown High School and a 1962 graduate of the University of Southwestern Louisiana (Now ULL). He completed graduate course work at Louisiana Tech, LSU, Tulane University, USL, the University of Houston and the University of Texas, Austin.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, having served in the Korean Theatre. He retired as Area Manager of the Alexandria area office of the Louisiana Office of Employment Security, Louisiana Department of Labor, with an administration area that covered Rapides, Grant, and Avoyelles Parishes. He subsequently retired as Operations Director of Job Training Programs for the Rapides Parish Police Jury.
Mr. Coleman was a passionate deer hunter and wild turkey hunter and enjoyed many hunts with his family over the years.
Pallbearers honored to serve include his grandsons, Matthew Raines, Kevin Raines, Nathaniel Raines, Daniel Raines, nephew Michael Dale Roberts and his "adopted grandson", Buck Holt.
The family would like to thank Saint Joseph Hospice and his caregivers, Betsy, Sarah, Glenda and Samantha.
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  • Service

    Tuesday, August 18th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Tuesday, August 18th, 2020 10:00am
    Graveside-Liberty Chapel
    Liberty Chapel Road
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    Reverend Lloyd Whitman
  • Interment

    Liberty Chapel Cemetery
    Hwy. 167
    Williana, LA
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Andrea Theriot Tilbury

Posted at 08:52pm
May memories of your dad always bring you comfort & joy when you are feeling down. Love you all & God bless .
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Willis & Cora Glenn

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May our heartfelt sympathies and prayers be with you and comfort you at this difficult time. Joyful memories of Lee are etched in my heart forever.
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With heartfelt condolences. Love from Matt's new family. Tim and Ruth Hubbard. The Lacour and Lee siblings
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