Larry Coleman Obituary, Death – At the age of 66, Larry Ray Coleman, who resided in Stockbridge, Georgia, passed away at Piedmont Henry Hospital on the 16th of May, 2023. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to the late Herbert Joseph Coleman and Shirley Mae Vickery Coleman, his parents. Herbert Joseph Coleman passed away before he was born. He was preceded in death by his parents, as well as a brother, Gary Coleman, and a sister, Wanda Coleman Brown. His grandparents also passed away before him. Larry was a fantastic person who excelled in the roles of husband, father, and friend. He was known for his skill in smoking and grilling barbecue, which he shared with friends and family. His enthusiasm for woodworking was unparalleled, and he was able to while away many hours in his workshop, fashioning elaborate works of art and producing other works of artistic expression. His deft hands could transform ordinary pieces of wood into works of art of the highest caliber. He was actually capable of constructing whatever that he placed his mind to. When he wasn’t working with wood, Larry’s other hobbies included fishing and socializing with others.
Following his retirement from his long-standing employment at the JCPenney’s Warehouse, Larry launched on a new adventure in which he devoted himself to the service of others inside the Henry County Schools. In this role, Larry helped students with their homework and provided academic support. Because of his unflagging commitment, he quickly became an indispensable member of the community and took on the role of being responsible for the upkeep of the athletic competition fields. Larry played an important part in the development of a sense of camaraderie, collaboration, and spirit among the students by seeing to it that the fields were prepared so that they could participate in their favorite games.
His efforts were not merely maintenance jobs; rather, they were acts of love, as he worked without regard for his own well-being to build secure conditions for young athletes. Larry Coleman is survived by Donna Kay Gunn Coleman, his wife of 44 years; his daughter Candace (Ross) Bridges of Macon, Georgia; his brother Clay Coleman; his sister-in-law Anita Coleman; and his niece and nephew, Matt Brown and Christy Coleman. His family, friends, and the people in the community who counted it a blessing to have him as a part of their lives will always and eternally treasure his memory.