James Charles Coleman

August 20, 1925June 8, 2018
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James Charles "Jim" Coleman, age 92, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, June 8, 2018. He was a member of Temple Baptist Church in Powell, TN. J.C. was a WWII veteran of the United States Army.

Jim is preceded in death by his first wife Juanita Hardin Coleman, parents Oscar and Neva Coleman, sisters Lorene Majors, Jane Valentine and Verneta Wille.

Survivors include his wife Janelle Coleman, daughter and son-in-law Darlene and Phil Raby, grandchildren Justin Raby (Lindsey), Jared Raby (Sara), Beth Underwood (Justin), eight great grandchildren. He is also survived by six step-children, 27 step-grandchildren, brother-in-law Pastor Ted Wille, sister-in-law Dr. Louise Gann, many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to to help support missionaries Chris and Janna Lee in their ministry with the deaf in Jamaica. Please give using the following link: Thesupport

The family will receive friends Monday, June 11, 2018 at Temple Baptist Church, 1700 W. Beaver Creek Drive, Powell, TN, 37849 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm with a Funeral Service to follow at 7:00 pm. Officiating the service will be Pastors Jared Raby, John Wilkerson, Matt Wilkerson, Mark Wilkerson, Luke Wilkerson and Dr. Clarence Sexton. Family and friends will meet Tuesday at 12:30 pm at Berry Highland Memorial, 5315 Kingston Pike, Knoxville,TN, 37919 for a 1 pm Graveside Service.


  • Visitation Monday, June 11, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, June 11, 2018
  • Graveside Service Tuesday, June 12, 2018

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Tracy Coleman

June 10, 2018

I always knew him as JC. I have fond memories of JC, Juanita & Darlene at the farm in Ohio, the vineyard in Tennessee & most recently on trips the family (Janelle, Darlene & Phil) made to Ohio. Loved hearing his stories about his family and his time in the Service. Will remember him with a smile.

Ed and Sue Hardy

June 9, 2018

Family, our prayers are with you during this time of loss. God bless and comfort each one. Jim was a precious man to have met.

Janna Lee

June 9, 2018

I like to call him 'My Sweet Jim' (since we have no children 'Papaw' didn't work for me). He has always been a knight in shining armor to me. He kept his word, loved Jesus and loved my Mama. What more could I ask of him. My favorite memory of him was this chat we had together a few years ago. I loved him and I know he loved me. I also know Heaven is real. John 14

Jennifer Robinson

June 9, 2018

"Precious in His sight is the death of His Saints."
Brother Coleman was really a blessed man to have two special wives and two extended families.
He will be missed terribly sitting on that back row of Temple while his wife Janelle socialized. 😄
May the LORD give strength and encouragement.

Retha Smith

June 9, 2018

Our Senior Activities will not be the same! We will miss Charles, his lovely smile and his quiet demeanor. Our hearts go out to his sweet wife, Janelle. Steve and Retha Smith from Southside Baptist Church.

g c

June 9, 2018

My sincere condolences to the family. May the God of all comfort give you the comfort you need to endure this difficult time and the days ahead (2 Corinthians 1:3,4)