Bert McKinner Coleman, 88, died at Mobile Infirmary on February 22, 2018. He was a native of Alabama and a resident of Clarke County. Bert was faithful in attending church services until his health failed. He graduated from Clarke County High School where he played all sports. Bert was an outstanding football player and had earned a scholarship to college but was drafted into the Army. Bert served in the Korean Conflict. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Bert had hunting dogs that he used specifically for deer, coon, and birds. He raised horses and showed them at horse shows. He was a dedicated Alabama Fan. Bert met his wife, Betty, in Grove Hill and they were married for Fifty Six years. The two of them were always together. They enjoyed life camping at Gulf State Park Campground and other campgrounds.
Wife of 56 Years
Betty DuBose Coleman ~ Grove Hill, AL
Special Great Niece
Melissa (Jason) Huckabee ~ Grove Hill, AL
Kathy Hurd ~ San Antonio, TX
Rebecca Dagostin ~ Safford, AL
William J. Coleman, Jr. ~ Montgomery, AL
Numerous other Nieces and Nephews and Great Nieces and Nephews and Great Great Nieces and Nephews
Host of Friends
Preceded in Death by:
Parents ~ Gary M. Coleman and Mamie Bumpers Coleman
Brother ~ William J. Coleman, Sr.
Sister ~ Katherine Hurd
Pallbearers ~ William J. Coleman III, Bryan Coleman, Victor DuBose, Jason Huckabee, Donnie Ricketts, Larry Newsom
Honorary Pallbearers ~ Robert Leff, Riley Leff, Danny Lee, Randall Robertson, Don Ricketts, Bobby Downey, Ward Edge, Todd Gilchrist,
Hank Guy, Clyde Mack, Corey Covington
Visitation will be Saturday, February 24, 2018, 10:00 - 11:00 AM, Union Baptist Church with the Funeral Service following at 11:00 AM. Bro. Carey Howard will be officating with St. Stephens Funeral Home directing. Interment will be at Union Baptist Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations made be made to The Parkinson's Research Society or your favorite charity.