William Edward ‘Bill’ Coleman


William Edward ‘Bill’ Coleman, 85, of Golinda, passed away on January 3, 2022 in Waco.  William was born on December 13, 1936, in Ogdensburg, NY to Mary and Frank Coleman.

After attending schools in Rochester, NY he joined the US Air Force. He was eventually stationed in Waco where he met the love of his life, Shirley Mahoney.  They later married in 1958.  He worked at Owens-Illinois Glass Plant in Waco and later retired in 1990 after nearly 30 years of service.

William was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.  Anyone who knew William knew that he was the most loving father a family could ask for and the friend you could always count on.

William was preceded in death by his parents, Frankie and Mary; son, William Randall ‘Bill’ Coleman; brothers, Jack, Dan, Richard, Ronald, and Frank; and son-in-law, Ronald Symank.

William is survived by his wife, Shirley Coleman; sister, Shirley Donaldson; daughters, Shelley Johnson, Patty Symank, and Kelly Coleman; son, Bryan Coleman and wife Denise; and daughter-in-law, Melissa Coleman; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

The family will be holding a private service at Gerald Cemetery.

The family requests in lieu of flowers, contributions may be donated to Gerald Cemetery Association.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Dear Aunt Shirley and Family,

    Our hearts are heavy for you and the rest of The Coleman Family. You all will remain in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless.
    Debbie and Ronnie Jones

  2. Send prayers and deepest sympathy to your family during this time of grief.

  3. Aunt Shirley and cousins,
    I’m saddened by the loss of my Uncle Bill. Prayers and hugs
    for all. Rest assured Uncle Bill will not be forgotten.
    Terry and Marianne Coleman

  4. Bill and Wanda Van Cleave

    Our prayers are with your family.

  5. Ronnie and Mary Lucien

    Our deepest sympathy to you, Shirley, and all your family and to Bill’s sister, Shirley, on the loss of Bill. Our hearts and prayers go out to each of you. We always enjoyed his company. He was a special person. May he Rest In Peace.

  6. Nancy Daniels. Niece

    The world has one less beautiful soul. Only met Uncle Bill a couple of times but I felt as though I was around him all my life. Many condolences to his family and friends.

  7. So sorry to hear this. Big hugs and prayers to you KeKelly, your Mom, Shelly and Brian! Love yall

  8. Donna and Johnny Dohnalik

    Patty sending our love to you during this time of loss. May the grace of God be with you and yours.

  9. Aunt Shirley and all the Coleman’s ,
    I’m saddened to hear of your loss and ours up here in Rochester.
    R.I.P uncle Bill.you will truly be missed by everyone.❤️

  10. Danny and Lori Mynarcik

    Prayers to the entire Coleman family. Most fond memories of Mr Coleman was that he always had a wonderful smile on his face and he always seemed to be happy! May he rest in piece. God bless him and the entire Coleman Family.

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