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Pixley Funeral Home

3530 Auburn Road, Auburn Hills, MI

OBITUARY

Thomas Kevin Coolman

June 20, 1958December 23, 2019
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Thomas Kevin Coolman (“Opa”), age 61, of Auburn Hills, Michigan, passed away unexpectedly on December 23, 2019. Tom was born the son of Homer and Judith (Schulte) Coolman on June 20, 1958 in Detroit. He graduated from Novi High School, class of 1976. Tom married the love of his life, Tamara (Hills) on September 9, 1977. Tom and Tamara raised their family in Auburn Hills, where Tom was heavily involved with local government; specifically, as an election assistant volunteer & member of the city’s fire and safety committee. Tom was also a devoted greeter for Mt Zion Church. Tom was the ultimate family man, a fervent believer in God and a patriotic citizen. He would always go out of his way for others and do everything to make his family and friends happy. He also had a strong work ethic and sense of humor. When he wasn’t constantly serving others, he enjoyed gardening and playing Sudoku while watching movies with his beloved wife. Tom is survived by his wife, Tamara; children Christopher (Sarah) Coolman and Ashley (Michael) Murphy; grandchild Finn Coolman; siblings Michael (Mary) Coolman, Theresa (Jim) Ronald, Gail Grandy, Judy Glenn, and Robert Coolman. Tom is predeceased by his parents Homer and Judith (Schulte) Coolman, daughter Amanda, grandchild Angelica, and brothers-in-law Duane Grandy & Don Glenn. Tom’s family welcomes all to a memorial service Saturday, January 11th, 2020 at noon. The service will be held at Mt. Zion Church, 4900 Maybe Rd in Independence Township, Michigan. In Lieu of flowers, those who wish may make contributions in his memory to Tom’s favorite charity. Focus on the Family (https://www.focusonthefamily.com/).

Services

  • Memorial Gathering Saturday, January 11, 2020
  • Memorial Service Saturday, January 11, 2020

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Wanda Walker

January 9, 2020

Tommy was very thoughful. He called me about every other month to see how I was doing. His opening line was always" I want to speak to my favorite Aunt"......knowing there are only 2 of us and that he probably said the same thing to her as well.

I will miss him!

Aunt Wanda ( the favorite Aunt)

Becky Ballantyne Shaul

January 7, 2020

Tom was a true family man. A devoted husband and father. His sense of humor was infectious and he loved to laugh. He lived his wife Tammy to the moon and back, and his children were so very special to him. I had many a good time around that brood.. They loved their cruises with family and friends and he loved his work. He and Tammy were very special people and he will be missed sorely. He was a man of God and i know positively he is in the hands of our Lord right now.. A wonderful human being..

Ryan Fox

January 2, 2020

Thomas was an absolute pleasure at the Community Center! Shared a lot of laughs, and had a number of inside jokes! I will certainly miss his positive energy and attitude. My condolences to the family.

Janet (Neumann)Freeman

January 2, 2020

Gail, so sorry in the loss of your brother! Our condolences to the Coolman friends and family. Love, Janet & Kim. (Neumann)

Kelly Rabideau

December 31, 2019

I remember when Tom would stop in and chit chat with Tim and I when we owned our collision business on Auburn rd. He used to talk about his kids all the time and I remember some of the birthday parties he would throw for his kids. He truly loved his wife Tammy and his family. The nicest guy and funny, great sense of humor. I am remembering Tammy and her family in my prayers that God will bring some comfort and peace to your broken hearts.

Beckie Sexton

December 29, 2019

So blessed to call Tom family. Kind, caring, loving and friend to all, Tom brought laughter and fun wherever he went. If you knew him, you loved him, and he loved you right back. Once you were on his radar, he checked in regularly and offered his support in bad times and rejoiced with you in the good times. He was a gift to us all. Thankful to Tammy, Christopher and Ashley for sharing him with us. Since the moment I heard he went on to his reward, my thoughts have been of he and Amanda reunited, what celebration! Heaven gets sweeter and sweeter. Prayers for all who love him as we go on in this world without his bright light.

Edmond Guay

December 28, 2019

Tom was the quintessential example of a family man, a community man, a neighborhood man, a good man. He believed in service to others above self. He was always ebullient and supportive of everything his kids did, and elevated those around him and their efforts and Energies. Tom Coolman simply made everyone else happier and better people. His last name says it all. He was a very cool man

Cindy Vandervennet

December 28, 2019

Such a wonderful Man of God. He mentored my son through high school and ministered to my mom during a difficult time. I will always be grateful for his kindness and faithfulness to reach out and make a difference in the lives of my loved ones.

Dan &Cathy Meyers

December 28, 2019

We will always remember Tom’s smile, his love to serve the Lord and his kindness and love of family. We were blessed.

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