Robert James Coleman

August 21, 1927June 30, 2018

On Saturday, June 30, 2018 at the age of 90, Bob slipped peacefully into the next life at Integris Baptist Hospital surrounded by his family.

Bob Coleman was born on August 21, 1927 in El Reno, Oklahoma. He was the only child of James Joseph Coleman and Johnnie Rose Smith. Bob's childhood was spent on his parent's farm outside of Quentin, Oklahoma.

Bob served his country in the U.S. Army from December 10, 1945 - November 30, 1946 at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.

Bob and Nellie Maxey were married on February 20, 1949 in Guthrie, Oklahoma and raised four children together, Andrea, Cliff, Jackie, and Johnny.

Bob eventually joined the Oklahoma City Police Department in 1952 and over the course of a 21 year career rose to the rank of Sergeant. In 1973 Bob joined the Oklahoma County Sheriff's office, became the Undersheriff of Oklahoma County for Sheriff Gene Wells, and eventually became the acting Sheriff of Oklahoma County.

Bob was preceded in death by two children, Jackie and Cliff, and his wife of 65 years Nellie.

Graveside services will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery in Edmond, Oklahoma on July 14, 2018 at 9:00am.


  • Graveside Service Saturday, July 14, 2018

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