OBITUARY

Eugene Marvin Coleman

November 7, 1942June 4, 2021

Eugene Marvin Coleman passed away on June 4, 2021, after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born in Beaver, Oklahoma on November 7, 1942, to Marvin and Fern Coleman. Gene graduated from Beaver High School in 1960 and Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology on April 22, 1964. Gene entered the Army on December 9, 1964, and served in Vietnam. He was discharged on December 9, 1966. While in the service, he was awarded the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal and Expert Rifle Medal. Gene was a union Pipefitter for 51 years.

Gene married Joyce Delana on November 3, 1967, and was the father of Kevin, Christie, and Todd. Gene was preceded in death by his parents, sister Alberta Perry, brother Jerry Coleman, in-laws Everett and Melvina Delana and son Kevin Coleman.

Gene was known to all as the man who could fix just about anything and was always more than happy to come to the aid of a family member or friend who needed with repairs, especially on cars, air conditioners and anything electrical.

He was an avid NASCAR fan and was a walking encyclopedia on Route 66. Despite being soft-spoken, he had a fun sense of humor and was a fan of a good joke. Even though he was always watching his carb intake, he loved brats, brat burgers, hamburgers, and ice cream.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made in Gene’s name to Good Shepherd Hospice.

  • FAMILY

  • Joyce Delana Coleman, Wife
  • Kevin Coleman, son (deceased)
  • Christie (Coleman) Koehn (Spence), Daughter
  • Todd Coleman, Son
  • Marvin Coleman, Father (deceased)
  • Fern Hageman Coleman, Mother (deceased)
  • Alberta Coleman Perry, Sister (deceased)
  • Jerry Coleman, Brother (deceased)
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Keith Delana
  • Dale Delana
  • Phillip Johnston
  • Jeff Owens
  • Tommy Fagan
  • DeWayne Perry

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, June 8, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Memories

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Eric McGhee

June 11, 2021

I had the pleasure of working alongside Gene throughout the 1990's and into 2000. Always had words of encouragement and someone I could count on with a phone call with any kind of technical question. He would bail me out every time.

Thank you, sir.

Chris McGhee

June 10, 2021

I had the honor of working with Gene the last few years of his career.
I've never met a better mechanic, I've never met a better Pipefitter Brother and I've never met a better man.
Heaven became a better place this week.

To Gene's wife, children and loved ones: My sincerest condolences.

Chris McGhee

Tommy Fagan

June 8, 2021

Truly one of the greatest men I have ever known in my life. Quiet, thoughtful, thorough, kind, a mechanical genius of rare caliber he put our Service Company reputation head and shoulders above all others. Gene could be relied upon 100 percent of the time to do things right and to do the right thing. In my life, I’ve had a handful of heroes. Some of the greatest men this City has ever had the privilege to experience, and I have always included Gene Coleman in that group. It has been an Honor to know him and learn from him.

Carolyn McVay Groce

June 7, 2021

I’m so sorry to hear of Eugene’s passing. We were classmates at BHS and he was always kind, soft-spoken, and well-mannered to everyone and treated others with respect. I never heard anyone ever say a bad word about him.
Joyce and the entire family are in my prayers. I ask God to grant you the peace and comfort you are seeking to help you travel this new road without Eugene. 🙏🏻🙏🏻

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Eugene Marvin Coleman passed away on June 4, 2021, after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born in Beaver, Oklahoma on November 7, 1942, to Marvin and Fern Coleman. Gene graduated from Beaver High School in 1960 and Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology on April 22, 1964. Gene entered the Army on December 9, 1964, and served in Vietnam. He was discharged on December 9, 1966. While in the service, he was awarded the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal and Expert Rifle Medal. Gene was a union Pipefitter for 51 years.

Gene married Joyce Delana on November 3, 1967, and was the father of Kevin, Christie, and Todd. Gene was preceded in death by his parents, sister Alberta Perry, brother Jerry Coleman, in-laws Everett and Melvina Delana and son Kevin Coleman.

Gene was known to all as the man who could fix just about anything and was always more than happy to come to the aid of a family member or friend who needed with repairs, especially on cars, air conditioners and anything electrical.

He was an avid NASCAR fan and was a walking encyclopedia on Route 66. Despite being soft-spoken, he had a fun sense of humor and was a fan of a good joke. Even though he was always watching his carb intake, he loved brats, brat burgers, hamburgers, and ice cream.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made in Gene’s name to Good Shepherd Hospice.