Harold Wayne Coleman

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Harold Wayne Coleman

Harold Wayne Coleman, of Paragould, Ark., went to be with the Lord on January 21, 2017, at the age of 80. Harold was born on December 26, 1936, near Leachville, Ark.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse Lee and Rubie Louise Coleman, and his sister, Dorothy Louise Coleman.

Harold is survived by his wife of 59 years, Doris Jean (Coffel) Coleman of Paragould; three sons, Jeffory Harold (Cynthia Sue) Coleman of Rector, Eric Wayne (Melinda Darlene) Coleman of Paragould and Darren Lee (Patricia) Coleman of Corona, Calif.; one brother, Jerry Lee (Sandy) Coleman of Hamilton, Mont.; along with grandchildren, Shelby Nichol Coleman, Caleb Lee Coleman both of Raleigh, N.C., Daniel Luke Coleman of Paragould, Erica Marie Coleman of Jonesboro, Brittany Marie Domino of Riverside, Calif., Alexandra Nichole, Jacob Tyler and Katelyn Elizabeth Coleman, all of Corona, Calif. and nephew, Jesse Reed Coleman of Flat Head Lake, Mont..

Harold retired from the Army National Guard and the US Army Corp of Engineers. Harold defined himself as a pilot and he dearly loved to fly. He found great joy in the air and with his friends at the Paragould airport. If an airplane flew overhead he could tell you what type of plane it was. Harold loved to cook, and he loved to eat. He was seen by his young kids sneaking a snack in a quart jar filled with buttermilk and cornbread on many a late night. He made a great chocolate pie. He loved spending time on his son's farms. He loved to drive a tractor and found peace in the fields and pastures. Harold loved to hunt and was a good shot. He once unloaded a 16 gauge bolt-action at a full trot running downhill, killing a squirrel with every shot. Harold free-armed an open sight Winchester 30-30 to take down a running coyote at 130 yards. Harold was a proud member of the NRA.

Harold was an inspiration to his boys, farming during the day and working at night at local factories, before joining the Corp of Engineers and retiring from farming. Harold was a hard working man. He instilled that work ethic in his three sons, not with words, but by example.

Harold loved spending time with his family and his grandchildren. Harold was a man of a few words, smart wit and a caring man. Harold was a patient man. Harold cared deeply in his quietness for his country, his family and God.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 24, at Mitchell Funeral Home of Paragould.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25, at the Calvary Baptist Church with Bud Evans and Phillip Bynum officiating. Burial will follow at Croft Cemetery with military honors.

The Coleman family would like to thank the staff at St. Bernards, Jonesboro, Belle Meade in Paragould and Mitchell Funeral Home for their compassionate care during Harold's last days and hours.

Online guestbook: www.mitchellfuneralhomes.com