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William Martin Coleman

d. March 27, 2022

William Martin "Bill" Coleman, age 86 , of Cherryville, passed away on March 27, 2022 at Wendover Hospice in Shelby.

Bill was born in Brunswick County on December 24, 1935 to Ernest and Reba Simmons Coleman.  He was a retired plant manager for a textile company.  He loved gardening and salt water fishing.

In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his first wife Linda Coleman and wife of 54 years, Madge Leach Coleman, son Steve Allen Coleman, sister Ruth Turner, brother Danny Coleman and granddaughter Kerri Hall.

He is survived by his daughter Lorie Coleman Benardella of Moorestown, NJ; step daughter Donna Hill (Justin) of Cherryville, NC; step son Terry Hall of Covington, GA; sister Edna Callicutt of Troy; Ann Sanders of Biscoe; Janie Callicutt of Troy; Judy Hancock of Troy; and brother Melvis Coleman of Star. Grandchildren Tiffany Pruett, Heather Hall, Ty Hall, Terry Mote, Krystle Mode, Kayla Hill and four great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2022 at Phillips Funeral Home Chapel at 2:00 pm with the Rev. Jimmy Shirlen officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Hospice of Cleaveland County at 953 Wendover Heights Dr.  Shelby, NC 28150.

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The Coleman family is being served by Phillips Funeral Home in Star.

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Saturday, April 2, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm

Phillips Funeral Home Chapel

216 S Main St, Star, NC 27356

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