Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

James Buster Coleman

James Buster Coleman, age 94, of Shelby, died early Thursday morning, December 8, 2016 at the Crestwood Care Center in Shelby.

James was born August 1, 1922 in Pike County, Coleman, KY, the son of the late William Green and Rosie (Dotson) Coleman. He was a veteran of the United States Armed Forces serving his country during World War II. In his early years, James was a coalminer before moving to Ohio. The rest of his life he was an independent mason and loved stone and brickwork. James was very involved in church his entire life and truly loved serving the Lord. He read his Bible faithfully and had taught Sunday school. He was a member of the Shelby Church of God.  James donated his time and God given talent to several churches doing brick work. He thoroughly enjoyed music and singing, especially gospel music, and in his early years made records and had been on the radio.

On June 2, 1948, James married Dollie Jean Brown in Pikeville, KY and they celebrated 68 years of marriage. Dollie survives along with 5 children: Diana Coleman of Shelby, James “Terry” (Shawn) Coleman of Shelby, Susan (Harry) Fritz of Crestline, Rhonda Coleman of Shelby, Rick (Becky) Coleman of Crestline; 7 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son, David Lee Coleman, and was the last surviving child of 12 children.

Family and friends are welcome on December 11, 2016 from 2-4 pm at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby where funeral services will be conducted on Monday at 10 am with Pastor Richard Aites officiating. Military honors will be conducted by the Richland County Joint Veterans Burial Detail with burial following in Oakland Cemetery in Shelby. Memorial contributions may be made to Shelby Helpline Ministries or Richland County Joint Veterans Burial Detail.

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Memories & Condolence

  1. Lisa says:

    My deepest sympathy to you and your family Dollie. It was an honor and pleasure to take care of Mr. Coleman, he was such a kind and gentle man. May God rest his sole. Take care.
    Lisa Stevens

  2. Larry Williams says:

    Dolly we are sadden to hear of the passing of Jim. We know he is in a better place and waiting . God has him in his care at this time. God bless and take
    care of you and your family during this loss.

    Love Larry and Margaret Williams

  3. Bertha Walters Swank says:

    Diana so sorry to hear about your father, I remember when you lived on River Dr and we hung out together when we were young. Your parents were so nice and friendly, please tell your mother I will keep all of you in my prayers and I know you will find comfort in God’s love.

  4. Juanita Sanders says:

    Juanita Sanders
    Dolly and the family you have my condolence and sympathy. We will miss him dearly, but God said it is time come and be with me, will done thy good and faithful servant, enter in with the joy of the Lord. God said he will be with you. He will comfort your heart, give you strength and joy, that no one can do. Love and prayers will carry you through.
    With love Sister Sanders

  5. Phyllis Patton says:

    Dollie and Family, Sorry I couldn’t make it to calling hrs. So sorry for your loss Know that you are all in my thoughts and Prayers at this difficult times God Bless You All

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