Milo P. Coleman, Jr. (Bob), a long time resident of Mannsville, for over 40 years, moved to his Heavenly home at 2 a.m., Thursday Nov. 8, 2018, while in an Oklahoma City hospital surrounded by loved ones. Bob was diagnosed with a very rare blood disorder called MDS in May of this year. He fought a very brave and courageous battle which included chemotherapy which was ineffective.
Bob was born July 27, 1945, in Wilburton, to Frances Dailey Coleman and Milo P. Coleman. He was their fourth of six children. He was given the nickname Bob as an infant by his older siblings because it was easier for them to say than Milo! He was predominately raised in Eastern Oklahoma and moved to this area in 1960 where he graduated from Ravia High School. He has lived in this area ever since.
Bob was in the trucking industry for many years, and after that he went to work for Carter County District 1 where he retired at the age of 70. He also became a home inspector approximately 13 years ago and helped many, many buyers with their home inspections prior to closing on their new homes. Buyers loved his thoroughness, honesty, and integrity, and many realtors in our area called on him to help their buyers. Bob loved life and enjoyed it to the max. He always had a goal and project going and strove for excellence in everything he did. He was blessed with the talent of being able to do anything he wanted to do which included, among other things, remodeling houses, rebuilding vehicles and small engines. He also loved grilling outside, gardening, and the outdoors. He took great pleasure in accomplishing these things.
Bob was a most wonderful and loving partner, son, father, brother, uncle, grandfather, and friend to many. His grandchildren, Kenadea, Cross, Bethany, and Cannon were much loved lights in his life. Bob loved the simple pleasures of life, and one of the highlights to his day was to sit outside on the front porch or back deck with his beloved Vicki drinking a big glass of iced tea overlooking and enjoying his handiwork. He also greatly enjoyed driving his classic yellow topless jeep anywhere and everywhere.
Bob is remembered as a very humble and charismatic man with a beautiful soul who never met a stranger and loved to talk. His quick wit and great sense of humor, as well as his talent of telling interesting and funny stories of people, places, and situations will be greatly missed by us all.
Bob was looked up to by many younger people as a father figure, especially nephews. They all knew that he loved them greatly as he shared his time of life experiences with them when they were younger. They also knew to be respectful and mannerly when around Uncle Bob as he was not afraid to discipline them!
Bob’s faith was of utmost importance to him and though very private and personal for him, he lived it and walked it out in a very beautiful way for us all to see, especially during his journey through his recent illness. He told us all right before he left us that he was at peace and ready to go on to Heaven…. That all was well with his soul.
Left to cherish the beautiful memories of all that Bob was is his very loving and sweet angel, Vicki Cox of Mannsville, and the mother of his two children, Karen Coleman, of Ada. He is also survived by his daughter, Leanna Jackson Eubanks and husband Jimmy Eubanks, as well as granddaughter, Kenadea and grandson, Cross, of Blanchard. Bob is also survived by his son, Chad Coleman, granddaughter, Bethany, and grandson, Cannen, of Gladewater, Texas. Additional family members are sisters, Kay Ashford and husband Clyde Ashford, of Mannsville and sister, Sandy Matchen-Day and husband John Day of Ardmore, niece, Donella Jackson and children of Tyler, Texas, nephews Gary Don Hall, Larry Hall, Jason Hall and wife Adriana, Greg Matchen and wife Becky and children, all of Ardmore, numerous other nieces and nephews, cousins, and a host of other family and friends.
Bob was preceded in death by his father, mother, two brothers and one sister.
Visitation will be from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, at Watts Funeral Home, Madill with a family hour from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Services will be 10 a.m..Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, at the Watts Memorial Chapel, Madill. Craig Lemley and Deania Lemley will officiate the service. Interment will be at the Liberty Cemetery, Gordonville, Texas. Services will be under the direction of Watts Funeral Home, Madill. Condolences may be sent to wattsfuneralhome.com.
Casket Bearers: Larry Hall, Jason Hall, Gary Don Hall, Greg Matchen, Terry Jackson III and Himey Mataska
Honorary Bearers: Willis Wofford, John Day, Clyde Ashford and the Employees of the Carter County District 1.