Dr. Osmund A. Coleman Jr.
Published 12:00 am Monday, June 30, 2008
GREENSBORO &8212; Dr. Osmund A &8220;Obiie&8221; Coleman Jr., of Greensboro, died June 29, 2008 at Hospice of West Alabama. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 2, 2008 at First Presbyterian Church in Greensboro with the Revs. Dean Rydbeck and Alton Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in Greensboro Cemetery with the Rev. Steve Vernon officiating and Kirk Funeral Home Greensboro Chapel directing. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Kirk Funeral Home Greensboro Chapel.
Dr. Coleman was born in Greensboro on March 16, 1934. He was a graduate of Greensboro High School and the University of Alabama where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. He also graduated from the University of Alabama School of Dentistry in 1959. Upon graduation from dental school, he practiced dentistry for three years with the Air Force, receiving the Air Force Commendation Medal for meritorious service, and had two years of private practice in Troy before returning to Greensboro in 1964 where he maintained a practice for 44 years. During his dental career, he held various offices on the state and district level, was elected t life membership in the Alabama Dental Association, and received the Most Excellent Fellow award.
He enjoyed house boating for many years, was an avid hunter and fisherman and appreciated the land with which he was blessed. He was a member of the Rotary Club, on the founding board of Southern Academy and Lakeview Country Club. He also gave his professional time and talent by serving on mission trips and was a lifelong member, Sunday school teacher and elder in the Presbyterian Church.
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Dr. Coleman was preceded in death by his parents, Osmund A. Coleman Sr. and Aimee Jack Coleman, and his first wife and mother of his children, Sally Aldredge Coleman.
Survivors include his wife, Carmella Johnson Coleman, of Greensboro; his daughter, June Dawson and husband, Larry, of Panama City Beach, Fla.; his sons, Osmund A. Coleman III, of Tuscaloosa and Spencer James Coleman and wife, Beth, of Wetumpka; five grandsons, two stepdaughters, three step-granddaughters, three sisters, and eight nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Christopher Dawson, Wynne Dawson, Spencer Coleman, Wynne Coleman IV, Sam Coleman, Wynne Coleman III and Dr. Cyrus P. Howell III.
Honorary pallbearers are caregivers, professional colleagues, office staff and all patients who made his practice in Greensboro possible.
Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 361, Greensboro, AL, 36744 or Hospice of West Alabama, 3851 Loop Road, Tuscaloosa, AL, 35404.