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Wylie-Baxley Funeral Home

1360 N Courtenay Pkwy, Merritt Island, FL

OBITUARY

Rick Coleman

October 10, 1961March 4, 2020
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Richard (Rick) Joseph Coleman of Merritt Island, FL passed away on March 4th, 2020. Born in Baltimore City, MD on October 10th, 1961. Since 2006 he has resided in Brevard County, FL. Rick received his diploma from the State of Maryland. He retired from the Maryland Transportation Authority where he worked as a Welder and Machinist. He was a member the Moose Lodge. Throughout his lifetime, he enjoyed several hobbies and interests. He enjoyed Golfing with his brother Bobby and several friends. This love of a land sport did not however keep him off of the water where he also felt at home Boating, Fishing and Crabbing. All of that fishing and crabbing leads to his next passion, Cooking. Rick was a fantastic Chef, whether it be classical entertaining, home cooking, or BBQ. Whenever the opportunity to invite someone to dinner, offer to teach cooking techniques, or volunteering to be the pit master at any gathering, one can be sure that he rose to the occasion. He enjoyed carpentry. Working with his hands building wooden birdhouses, dart boards and many other projects. Other passions included riding his Harley Davidson, watching NASCAR and his favorite teams the Baltimore Ravens and Orioles. He participated in many interests and was collector of many things; however his biggest passion was his Family. Rick was preceded in death by his parents Doris A. (Harris) Coleman and Richard Melvin Coleman and Granddaughter Peyton Marie Disney. He leaves behind his wife Patricia Ann (Bahr) Coleman. Brother Robert S. (Petra) Coleman, sister Kathleen Coleman, daughters Heather Lynn Coleman, Stephanie M. (Tina) Paldino-Dernier, son Charles E. (Melissa) Disney Jr. and 12 Grandchildren.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, March 9, 2020
  • Funeral Service Monday, March 9, 2020

Memories

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Steve Barone

March 9, 2020

In your untimely passing you will be missed, many around you have stories to tell about your bountiful life, me as well. I will keep and cherish every moment we enjoyed together always in my heart, for there are so many! Miss you my friend, hope to see you heaven some day and we can catch up on things. God bless you. My mom has health issues as of late, she also sends her condolences. Sincerely the Barone family.

Stephanie Paldino Dernier

March 8, 2020

I have been blessed to have Rick Coleman in my life over the last 15+ years. He has been a wonderful husband to my Mom, in which he instantly became a father to me and grandfather to my children Alex and Dani. Over these years I have had the opportunity to listen to and learn from him in many areas of life. Sure, he is a tough guy on his Harley in his Biker gear, but I have known him also as a golfer, sailor, chef, landscaper, gardener, football, NASCAR and Baseball fan. There was no shortage of Dad-vice that he offered on topics spanning all of his hobbies and life experiences; ranging from standing up for myself, seeing the world and myself in a different light, woodworking projects, automobile repairs, household chores and yes, even on peeling potatoes. I have enjoyed all of these times and cherish them in my memories. While sharing Ricks memories with his loved ones, I find myself surprised to find out that he is a published poet. Then, perfectly timed, while looking for photos to post I found one of his original poems and would like to share it with everyone.

BEAUTIFUL WONDERS

It's amazing to me
The wonders I see.

Like pretty red robins
Perched in a tree.
Rising white caps
Of the deep blue sea.

The endless flights
Of busy bumble bees.
Or the raging sun
Setting with ease.

Fall colored leaves
Swirling in the breeze.
Icicles dripping
From winter trees.

Beautiful wonders
Are all of these.


Richard J. Coleman
11/25/90


Rick Coleman, was and is a wonderful man and will be deeply missed by many, myself and children included. We wish him a peaceful rest and for him to show us all of his new projects when we meet again.

Anna Buckley Schoelzel

March 7, 2020

Story Time:🗡
My Orange Stiletto Knife that I have with me most of the time. My Uncle Rick gave it to me a long time ago, don't remember the reason why but I do remember asking him "Are you serious? Mom probably isn't gunna like this" and he said back "yes. Its for you. Now don't cut yourself or your momma is gunna come after me"

It's not much of a story but everytime I have my knife I know where it came from and of all the knives I have been cut with, never once has it been my orange one 🗡

Robert Grebos

March 7, 2020

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Tammy Everhart

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