Casey  County Obituaries


 Casey County Obituaries

Contributed By: Sonny Coleman & the Casey County Mailing List

 Ernest Ray Coleman

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September 28, 2006  Journal-News, Hamilton, Ohio

Ernest Ray (Ernie) COLEMAN, born October 27, 1934 in Yosemite, [Casey County],  KY. Son of Ernest and Ora Lanham Coleman. He passed away September 26, 2006. Ernie was a wonderful, kind and caring Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great-Grandfather and a friend to many. He will be greatly missed by all.

He and his beloved wife Shirlie Smith Coleman were married July 18th, 1953 and celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary July 18, 2006. They moved to the Fairfield area in 1959 and remained here throughout the years. Ernie, affectionately known to his Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren as "papa", was a man of integrity and loved his family and friends deeply. He was so proud of his family. He was a man of quick
> wit and loved sharing activities and having family get-togethers, and being a Kentucky Colonel. He loved classic cars and was an avid bowler, bowling along side his son Ray in numerous leagues over the last 30 years. He was very proud of bowling a perfect 300 game July 11, 2001. That was his goal and he achieved it.

He will be missed by many bowling friends. He was very passionate about and loved playing his guitar. He loved Country and Bluegrass music and went to live shows from Ohio to Florida to hear the music he loved so much. He shared this passion with his wife and his daughter, Britta, who works for SonyBMG Music
> Entertainment in Nashville and therefore he met many Country Stars throughout the last 16 years. He touched so many people throughout his life and never met a stranger. He was a patient man and was always there with a helping hand for anyone in need.

Ernie is survived by his beloved wife Shirlie, his daughter Britta Jane Coleman of Nashville TN, his son Edwin Ray Coleman and wife Tammy of Fairfield: Four Grandchildren: Edwin Ray Coleman, Jr. of Fairfield, Heather Byrd and husband Don of Nashville, Tiffany Wagers of Nashville and Erica Kemper and husband Ron of Fairfield; Six Great-Grandchildren: Hunter, Aidan and Aaron of Nashville TN and Connor, Avery and Max of Fairfield. We Will Miss You Papa.

He will be greatly missed by his best friend Darrell Johnson of  Fairfield. They shared similar interests, activities and laughter together for many years. He loved him like a Brother.

He is survived by five sisters: Dorothy Brown of Somerset KY, Vivian Black of Yosemite KY, Betty and (Al) Moran of Kings Mountain KY, Peggy and (Jerry) Combs of Danville KY, Polly and (Benny) Durham of Yosemite KY, and One brother: Charles Coleman of Hamilton.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Fran Dinger. Visitation will be held at Avance Funeral Home, Winton Rd in Fairfield on Friday September 29, 2006 from 6-8pm.

He will make the journey home to his birthplace for services for family and friends at Spurlin Funeral Home in Stanford, KY. Visitation at Spurlin's will be on Saturday September 30, 2006 from 6-8pm.

Funeral service will be 1pm Sunday at Spurlin Funeral Home with burial to follow at Buffalo Springs Cemetery
in Stanford, KY.

What a Wonderful Life, What a Wonderful Man. We all will miss you so...