, age 87, of Festus, Missouri, passed away Friday, July 28, 2017, at Mercy Hospital Jefferson in Crystal City, Missouri. He was born August 19, 1929, in Lesterville, Missouri, the son of the late Mabel (nee Pinkley) and Arch Coleman.
He is survived by companion Connie Wood; daughters Debra Coleman of St. Louis, Missouri, and Sharon Rae (Terry) Morgan of Millstadt, Illinois; grandchildren Carolyn Sue (Jeff) Yates, Bryan (Karen) Morgan, Allyson (Michael) Sedlak, and Nicholette Feiteira; great-grandchildren Jay, Jaelee, Jessica, Justin, Maeby, Marly, Marcy, Dylan, Julia, Nathan, Abigail, Jade, and Joseph; great-grandchildren Wyatt and Xander; sisters Armilda (France) Walker, Rosley (Elmer) Dunker, Yvonne Fallert, and Betty Lou (the late Clyde) Hall; and brother Bud (Carla) Coleman.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by daughter Sheryl Kay Coleman, sister Eileen (the late Bob) Moreland, and brother Darriel (Betty survives) Coleman.
He was the retired owner and aircraft mechanic of Festus Flying Service in Festus, a United States Air Force veteran of the Korean War, a member of the Christian Outreach Church in Hillsboro, Missouri, and a member of the Masonic Lodge and Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.
Memorial gathering from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, August 9, 2017, at Vinyard Funeral Home in Festus. Memorial service at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, August 10, at Festus Memorial Airport. Interment in Concord Cemetery in Bloomsdale, Missouri.