Eugene Coleman, 68, of Midland died Sunday, June 24, 2012, in Howard County. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Chapel with Pastor Joe Russo, of Stonegate Fellowship officiating.
Eugene was born Feb. 5, 1944, in Big Spring, Texas, and married the love of his life and high school sweetheart, Brenda Woods on Nov. 21, 1962, on the farm in Knott.
He loved being outdoors, fishing and hunting and coaching his sons. He was very patriotic and proud of his country. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and was a Purple Heart recipient. He had an uncanny way of always guessing his own Christmas presents but made sure that any gifts he gave were very special surprises, no matter the occasion.
Poppa, as his grandchildren called him, could fix anything with a little duct tape and super glue. His sense of humor and ability to make people laugh will be greatly missed.
Survivors include his wife, Brenda Coleman of Midland; one daughter, Heather Bothe and husband Bo of Houston; two sons, Blaine Coleman and wife Tammy of Midland and Craig Coleman of San Marcos; five grandchildren, Hadlea, Harrison, Hannah Bella and Hollyn Bothe of Houston and Skye Marie Coleman of Midland; and one sister, Wanda Sue Austin and husband Bill of Granbury.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George Leonard and Johnnie Sue (McAnear) Coleman.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Midland. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com.