Jack Coleman

August 1, 1951November 11, 2012

Jack Coleman, 61, of Raleigh passed away Sunday, November 11, 2012. Jack was the son of the late Robert and Dottie Crane Coleman, he spend his childhood in the Chicago area. He was a graduate of Westminster College in Missouri, where he began his rugby career. He was a self employed real estate appraiser and broker for many years before joining Robert Birch Appraisers in Raleigh. Jack was an avid Rugby player and supporter. He was preceded in death by a brother Robert Coleman.

Surviving are: his wife, of 14 years, Colleen Kennedy Coleman; a daughter Macnair Black and husband, Jon of Washington, DC; two step-sons, Brian Nonnenmacher and wife, Stephanie of Toledo, Ohio and Kevin Nonnenmacher of Asheville; a step-daughter Sandra Nonnenmacher and husband, Kevin Simser of Apex; seven grandchildren; and a brother Donald Coleman and wife, Darien of Raleigh.

Family will receive friends 1-2 PM Sunday at The Wynne Center of Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 300 St. Mary’s St. Raleigh, where funeral services will follow at 2 PM. Rev. Bruce Taylor will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Raleigh Rugby Football Club, PO Box 19232, Raleigh 27619.

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March 29, 2013

Dear Collen,

I am very sad to hear about Jack. He was a fine friend and a fraternity member of mine at Westminster. He was a kind man and I liked him a lot.

Cham Johnston '74

John Lamb

March 12, 2013

We found out about Jack's passing only recently. Jack was a fellow Beta and fellow rugger, two life-long bonds that cannot be broken. Our heart-felt condolences to Colleen and the rest of the family.
John, Jennifer and Audrey Lamb
Mooresville, NC

Chip Welch

February 10, 2013

Jack was a fraternity brother. I remember his wit and love of life. God bless his family and bless his soul. -kai- Chip Welch

Chuck Mooney

November 21, 2012

Jack was a great guy and an honorable friend. I missed his funeral because I was out of town. I deeply regret his passing.

Susan Skidmore

November 19, 2012

Colleen, my deepest and most heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your beloved Jack. My sister called last night to tell me of his obit; I was truly taken aback. What a great guy, that Jack! Always with a smile and a kind word. He will be truly missed; I so enjoyed the times I saw at the PR playing pool with Don. My thought and prayers are with your family and you. All my love.

November 19, 2012

We were so surprised and deeply saddened to hear of Jack's passing. We saw the newspaper late Sunday night and certainly would have attended the funeral had we known earlier. Jack was a gentle and kind spirit and a truly good person, of which there are too few in the world today. We are deeply saddened that he was taken too early. May God bless and Jack with eternal peace and love. Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family. Godspeed Jack. You touched our lives and we will never forget you.
Ralph and Patti Hutzler, Raleigh

Fred Tarver

November 18, 2012

As a member of the N.C. State RFC B-side in '77-79, I remember Jack's presence on and off the field. Many fond memories of play, practice, road trips and the parties. Safe passage. FT

Bill Sherratt

November 18, 2012

Jack, It was great to have known you on and off the "pitch". God bless and rest in peace.

Jennifer Ragan

November 18, 2012

To quote Seondhand Lions; Jack Coleman “REALLY LIVED” - with a charitable spirit and a lot of spunk. With this headstrong determination, Jack threw himself into everything - including rugby... What style...

Joe Schiavone

November 18, 2012

Coleman, my brother, thanks for all the great times we shared. Rest in peace. My deepest sympathies to Colleen and family.