Ray Coleman Jr.
November 18, 1943 – February 28, 2018
Ray Coleman, Jr. passed away peacefully at home February 28, 2018.
Ray was born November 18, 1943 to Lillie Mae Brush and Ray Coleman, Sr. in Fort Worth, Texas. He was a graduate of Texas Wesleyan College. His passion for golf determined his career which spanned over 50 years in the golf industry with the Ben Hogan Company, Arnold Palmer Golf, and Bridgestone Sports.
During his career he was privileged to play many premier golf courses and golf resorts in the United States and around the world. His favorite course was Cypress Point, Pebble Beach, California. He said if God had a tee time it would be the 11th hole at Cypress Point. The year before he retired, he lived a golfer's dream, going to Spain on the Concord with the Ryder Cup team, playing Augusta and the Old Course at St. Andrews in Scotland.
Ray was a teacher, a friend and very straightforward about life and what he thought. He loved the Lord and shared that love with so many.
He was in his favorite chair with his two dogs Bella and Lucy watching the Billy Graham funeral and went to sleep. Someone said, "I can’t think of a better way to go to heaven than on the coat tails of Billy Graham."
He is Survived by his wife Priscilla, sons Jeff of Longview, Brett and wife Jennifer of Austin, and Brian and husband John Moore of Battle Creek, MI., grandchildren; Anna Mae, JW, Briana, Caroline and Sam, stepdaughters Melissa Wasson of Dallas, Jennifer Bolet of Fort Worth and stepsons George Malaise and Jason Benefield of Fort Worth, 8 step grandchildren, sisters-in-law Virginia Goodson of Fort Worth and Rebecca Hazelwood of Cheyenne, Wyoming and his life-long friend Wade Walker.
The family wishes to thank Heartis Assisted Living for their loving care and support.
A donation in Ray's memory can be made to: The First Tee of Fort Worth, 1900 Rockwood Park Drive North, Fort Worth, TX 76114. This organization impacts the lives of young people by teaching life skills through the game of golf, encouraging leadership, building character, and fostering community service. Memorials may also be made to the Christ Chapel Bible Church.
Memorial service to be held at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, March 7th at Christ Chapel Bible Church, 3701 Birchman Ave. Ft. Worth, TX 76107
- Memorial Service Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Ray Coleman Jr.
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March 6, 2018
Please accept my condolences for your loss. Grief can be so hard, but the fond memories you cherish can comfort and sustain you during this time. 1 Peter 5:6,7
March 5, 2018
Ray Coleman. I will miss you and that strong voice telling me " I love you brother". I know you loved our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and now you are with Him in the mansion he prepared specifically for you!
Pricilla will be in good hands with family and friend.
I Love You Brother!