George Coleman

March 11, 1956January 17, 2021

George Coleman died on Sunday January 17, 2021. George was born on March 11, 1956 to Bernice Vanover and Jesse Howard Coleman in Davie West Virginia.

George spent his childhood years in Davie WV until he joined the Army in 1973. After serving in the Army, he returned home where he worked in and around McDowell County WV. He served as an EMT, a Sheriff’s Deputy, and a repairman. He had spent the last twenty-seven years working as a machine operator in North Carolina.

George loved to fish and spent most of his time helping other people. He was known as “Papaw Fix-it” by his grandchildren. He never met a stranger and always had a smile to share.

In addition to his parents, George is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Regina Day Coleman; two brothers: Howard Coleman and James Simon Coleman; a daughter: Georgette Coleman Horn.

He is survived by five siblings: Thomas (Kathleen) Coleman, Iager, WV; Norman (Brenda) Coleman, Iager, WV; Iona “Sissy” (Bobby) Collins, Harmony, NC; Jesse “Butchie” (Sandy) Coleman, Rocky Gap, VA; Donnie “Dumpy” (Donald) Ratcliff, Iager, WV; multiple nieces and nephews that he adored; but Tammy Sue (Bill) Cecil, [Premier, WV] was his favorite; a daughter, Delores Coleman Mullins, Tazewell, VA; a step-daughter, Bobbi (George) Reavis, Yadkinville, NC; and six grandchildren.

There will be a private family memorial service on Saturday, January 30, 2021.

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Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Coleman family.


  • Private Services

    Saturday, January 30, 2021


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Roy Harker

January 23, 2021

You was a good friend and I sure will miss him he thought me a lot at places we worked at

Sandra Maher

January 23, 2021

My love and prayers to everyone. George you will be missed. I enjoyed seeing you at Sissy's house. It will be different but you will always be in my heart.

Linda Matney

January 23, 2021

He will be missed by so many, he always had a smile and hug for everyone! He never forgot my birthday but my fondest memory is the excitement Alyssa had in her voice when she said, " Mommy, cornbread man is here!"

Charlene Collins

January 22, 2021

Just wanting all my aunts and uncles to know they are in my prayers .George was a great uncle and he will be missed.