Ronald W. “Fig” Coleman, born May 26, 1944 in Springhill, LA to Chester and Aimee Coleman went to be with the Lord on December 29, 2020 at his residence in Texarkana.
He was raised in the Liberty Eylau Community where he graduated in 1962 from Liberty Eylau High School and went on to Texarkana Junior College. He also attended Boyce Bible School and Southwestern Seminary.
He retired from Union Pacific Railroad. He was a deacon and taught Sunday School classes for many years at First Baptist Church Texarkana. He loved doing missionary work which led him to places such as Brazil, Sri Lanka, Korea, and Jamaica. Oh, the stories he could tell. He later became ordained and pastored at Victory City Church. He loved performing weddings and comforting families at funerals.
He coached many of his son Chad’s teams and worked with youth programs in Texarkana for many years. An interesting tidbit is that he was the first quarterback for the local Semi-pro football team, The Texarkana Titans. “Fig”, as he was affectionally known to his many friends and family, had a zest for life and was a joy to be around. He especially enjoyed horse racing later in life.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife Martha Jean “Marty” Coleman.
He is survived by his wife Kristine Coleman; his son and his wife Chad & Amy Coleman; his daughter Ronda Jean Allison all of Texarkana; grandson Cole Allison of Wake Village; granddaughter Rebecca Coleman of Texarkana; brothers Cookie & Sandra Coleman and George & Anna Coleman all of Texarkana; sisters Dora Fay Roy of Texarkana and Mary LeFebure of Cutoff, LA.; stepdaughters Amanda & Jeremy Lollis and Emily & Ryan Ward of Texarkana; step-grandchildren GraciAnn, Tabitha & Shelby Lollis and Aiden, Lilly & Kristopher Ward.
Memorial Services will be held at Texarkana Funeral Home Chapel, 3515 Texas Blvd. at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, December 31, 2020.
In Lieu of Flowers donations can be made to Haven Homes, P.O. Box 5345 Texarkana, TX 45505.
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