|Birth: ||Oct. 17, 1919|
|Death: ||Nov. 10, 2011|
November 11, 2011
Arner Funeral Chapel Website
Lawrence E. (Chub) Coleman, 92, lifetime resident of Chester passed away on Thursday November 10, 2011 at the Nentwick Convalescent home following a brief illness.
Chub was born on October 17, 1919 in East Liverpool and was a son of the late David and Hazel Rice Coleman.
He retired as a custodian from the former Wells Junior High School in Newell. Earlier he was well known in the area as a master auto body repair man, working many years for Ray Zorzie in Chester before opening his own garage along with his friend Jack Triner.
A long time Indy Car fan, Chub had the unique distinction of attending the Indy 500 for 55 consecutive years.
He was a veteran of the US Army Air Corps having served in the Pacific Theater during WW II where his dedicated service earned him the Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon with two Bronze Stars, a good conduct medal, and the WW II Victory medal.
One daughter, Linda Marie Coleman preceded him in death along with two brothers, Dick and Keith Coleman, and three sisters, Ruth Irwin, Patty Curry and Violet Groves.
Chub leaves his loving wife, Belvia Hissom Coleman whom he married on January 22, 1949, one daughter, Jo Ann Powell and her husband Jon of East Liverpool, one brother, Jack Coleman of East Liverpool, one sister, Charlene Russell of East Liverpool, a half-sister Carolyn, one granddaughter, Kimberly Noll and her husband Steve, and one great granddaughter, Haley Noll.
The family will be present to receive friends on Monday afternoon from 1-2 pm at the Arner Funeral Chapel in Chester. Private burial will follow at the Calcutta United Presbyterian Cemetery.
Everett Coleman (1899 - 1972)
Hazel Rice Coleman Russell (1903 - 1995)
Belvia L. Hissom Coleman (1923 - 2012)*
Lawrence Coleman (1919 - 2011)
Jack Coleman (1935 - 2015)*
Calcutta United Presbyterian Cemetery
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Originally Created by: Jackson Edward Wilson
Record added: Nov 11, 2011
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