William R. “Bill” Coleman

William R. “Bill” Coleman, 58, of Waco, and who recently moved to Rockport, passed away suddenly Wednesday, June 19, 2019.

Visitation: 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, at Lake Shore Funeral Home

Funeral Service: 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 26, at Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel

Burial: Patrick Cemetery in China Spring

Bill was born December 20, 1960 in Waco to William and Shirley Coleman. He attended Connally and China Spring schools. He met his loving wife, Melissa, in Waco, and they were married January 31, 1993. Bill and Melissa lived almost of their entire lives in Waco and had just recently moved to Rockport.  They are the parents to one son, Trey R. Coleman and his wife, Courtney.

Bill worked for Clayton Homes for many years. He was a kind and loving husband, father and “Poppe”. Bill had many friends and never met a stranger. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Bill loved to fish, do yard work and dirt track racing, but mostly, he enjoyed being with his family and his three precious dogs, Tia, Miley and Harley.

He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Melissa Dawn Coleman; son, Trey R. Coleman and wife, Courtney; his grandson, Cash William Coleman; his parents, William and Shirley Coleman; brother, Bryan Coleman and wife, Denise; four sisters, Sheila Cartwright and husband, David, Shelley Johnson Coleman, Patty Symank and Kelly Coleman; many nieces and nephews; and long time friend, Denise Cox.

Bill was loved by many and will be dearly missed.



Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

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Condolence Messages

  1. Cindy Siepert Jackson

    Lifting up prayers for Bill’s family and friends. I remember Bill as always having a smile on his face and making others laugh. We went to school together at China Spring.

    • Sheila Thompson

      So very sorry to hear about Bill. Shock is another reaction that comes with this. Bill always had a smile and something funny to say. Bill you know the answers that all of us down here dont but one day we will all see each other again. Fly high sweet funnyman. May God bless you Missy you are the sweetest person I know. Huggs

  2. So sorry about Bill’s passing. Prayers and good thoughts sent your way.

  3. I pray for your family and I know you will be dearly missed…RIP

  4. My grandparents lived next to him and melissa for many years and i grew up knowing him as a great man and was always a fun guy to be around.

  5. Russell Walizer

    I wish this was all a dream. Gone way too soon but you won’t be forgotten. Keep everyone smiling and laughing in Heaven. You were always the life of the crowd and party even when Denise was on your last nerve. Prayers to your family and many friends you left behind. See you one day soon Bill. 😭

  6. May God’s Peace surround Melissa and you’re family. May His Love and Grace
    shower you all always!

  7. One of my best friends back in the day. We spent a lot of time together. Prayers for all of you as I know he loved you dearly

  8. Judy Questelle

    Very sorry about Bill’s untimely passing…May the good Lord wrap you all in his loving arms of peace and comfort. Always will remember his smiling face…💖

  9. Knew him since my early teen years . Never saw him without a smile . And anyone around him was also smiling. One of the funniest men I’ve ever known .

  10. Hannah Coleman

    Uncle Bill, you will be greatly missed. You knew how to live life to the fullest, and always kept us laughing and smiling. Melissa, Trey, Courtney and Cash…you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

    Wesley, Hannah, Greyson and Wyatt Coleman

  11. My deepest condolences to the Coleman family. My prayers are with you all
    Ernest Long

  12. Melissa my heart breaks for you. I’m so sorry. I can not even imagine the pain you and your is in. Please know that all of us are lifting your family up in prayers and please don’t hesitate to call for anything.

  13. Wild Bill, lots of laughs and good times. Praying for
    The family.

  14. Cheryl Damuth

    Sending hugs and prayers to all of my Coleman family! Love you Fruit Loop, rest easy honey!

  15. Donna and Ray

    When our Lord calls us Home, we go to clear the way for our love ones, who remain behind.
    But know he is there with all his love an caring for all of his love ones an yes even his friends .When your thoughts go to Bill let them remember his warm smile, those looks only he could give you , thats Love you an He have Still.

  16. Dwyer-Owens Dina

    Such sad news. High school wouldn’t have been the same with out Bill’s friendship, fun loving nature, and genuine smile.
    Praying for all family and friends and grateful to have known him.

    • Linda A.Smith

      Remember you Billy when I lived there for awhile with Grandma. You had a scorpion in a jar and you were chasing me around the house at your parents. I remember watching you at your dirt_biking sport with your mother. May your soul rest in peace. Miss you. May your family be consoled to know that God takes care of us all wth LOVE. Cousin. Linda.Coleman

  17. Denese Scott-Witt

    Went to school with Bill. He was a very funny guy. Always laughing and smiling. Prayers for his wife and his whole family and friends. He will be greatly missed. Sorry for your loss.

  18. Karen Bradbury Ritter

    Awww sweet Bill! He was always so funny in our Connally days. Prayers for all of you!

  19. Rosie Bee Page-Willey

    I am truly sorry to hear of the passing of Bill. We grew up in the same neighborhood and both went to Connally.

    May God send blessings of warm memories that lift you up when you feel down.

    With great sympathies,

    Rosie Bee Page-Willey

  20. Linda (Coleman) Smith

    Remember you Billy as a young boy when I lived there for 2and a half years with Grandma. You showed me a scorpion in a jar and was chasing me with it! Will pray for your soul and ask God to console your family. Love you. Cousin. Linda (Coleman) Smith

  21. Our most sincere condolences to your family from our family. Bill seemed to have touched the hearts of most of us. Good memories of a good man. RIP

  22. Rhonda Smith Owens

    Prayers of peace for his family during this difficult time of separation .Great high school memories with Bill . Rhonda Smith Owens

  23. Charlie Bauman

    Condolences and prayers for the family. Miss all of the good times with the whole family……….

  24. God has blessed Bill & rewarded him in Heaven. God bless your family. I know Bill is smiling down on us from Heaven as he did while his soul was here with us.
    A wonderful person he is.

  25. friend for 30 yrs

  26. I remember Billy as a young boy, the time I lived in Texas. I was at his house and he had a scorpion in a glass jar and he as chasing me with it. I remember going to see him at his dirt -truck sporting event with his mother, Aunt Shirley. God rest his soul. Many condolences and prayers are with you all. Trust in God. Love you all. Billy’s cousin Linda.

  27. Our Deepest Condolences to you Melissa and your family. Many fond memories of Bill and his contagious
    Laughter. Rest In Peace

    Sylvia Hall & Josh Hall

  28. Dear Aunt Shirley and Uncle Bill and to the rest of the Coleman Family,
    We are very saddened to hear about Billy’s passing, our hearts heavy, Billy was always ever so very nice to us and always had a smile! We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. Love to you all. We know he he will be missed very much! Such a great cuz!! Ronnie and Debbie

  29. Danny T Coleman

    I always looked up to you when we were little kids, you were a great cousin to me and i’ll
    never forget you , i love you BROTHER!!!

  30. To Mrs. Coleman,
    I would like to extend my condolences, and share these promises from the Scriptures. May they help you endure the loss of Bill, for Jehovah is the God of all comfort. “Do not be anxious…..but in everything by prayer and supplication along with thanksgiving, let your petitions be made known to God; and the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your mental powers by means of Christ Jesus.” Isaiah 26:4; 2 Corinthians 1:3-4; Philippians 4:6-7 NWT. And in the future, sickness will be gone forever from the earth. “No resident will say: “I am sick.” Isaiah 33:24; Revelation 21:3, 4 NWT. Peace, and many happy memories of Bill be with you.

  31. Dot (Bird) Graham

    So sorry to hear of Bill’s sudden passing. We were classmates at CSHS. Bill had a vibrant personality that always made everyone laugh & smile. Sending prayers to his wife & family.

  32. Kim and Darrell Makovy

    Shirley, Bill and family,
    We are really going to miss Bill. When he was little and we would come see ya’ll I remember his cute little face. He was so sweet and that cute face of his is burned in my memory. Bill and Brian were always together. We love all of your kids even though we don’t get to see them a lot. I am so sorry that we won’t be able to attend the visitation or funeral. Darrell is taking chemo and his Doctor advised him not to be around crowds of people. Bill was so loved by many so we know there will be a lot of people there. Please know that we pray for peace and comfort for the family at this very difficult time. We love you all, Kim and Darrell

  33. Super nice guy that I always enjoyed talking to. Wish I’d known he moved to Rockport. We could’ve gone fishing. Condolences to the family

  34. Joerg Woehlke

    Our deepest condolence to you Melissa and your family.
    We had the chance to „walk“ a few meters together. But these „meters“ where enough to hold Bill in our hearts for the rest of time.
    Your Germans Joerg and Hans

  35. Sylvia Aleman

    Melissa so sorry to hear about Bill. My prayers for you, Trey and Bill’s family.

  36. I am very sorry for your loss, Bill was a very wonderful person and will be missed. My prayers are with you all now and in the difficult days ahead.
    My sympathies,
    Pete Betros

  37. Rest in Peace Bill, you will be missed.

  38. Sherry L Sparks

    Sending prayers for Melissa and family,May the Lord comfort and keep you through this very difficult time . We won’t forget that smile and fun loving personality,. Our Condolences….Jack and Sherry Sparks

  39. Daniel hernandez

    rest in peace Bill Coleman we going to see us and the next World when Jesus Christ take us up when our times is up you was always laughing having fun a nice person now you will be with our Lord I know nobody wants to leave this world but God got his decisions when we got to go we got to go I’m just sad to hear my friend left I member when you was working with us at cane you always made us laugh holy joking with people hose with a big old smile on your face man now you with Jesus with a smile now you are his angel amen

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