William Spencer “Bill” Coleman, 86, of Lewisburg, WV, passed away Monday, April 18, 2016, at Peyton Hospice House in Fairlea, WV, after an extended illness.
He was born in Rainelle, WV, on July 4, 1929, and was the son of William Sydney Coleman and Ethel Whitten Coleman.
Bill attended WVU and graduated from Auburn University School of Pharmacy in 1952 and served his community as a pharmacist at Coleman’s Pharmacy from 1952 to 1996. During his career he was recognized for his outstanding contributions to his profession with his election and service as president of the West Virginia Pharmaceutical Association.
He was a member of Old Stone Presbyterian Church in Lewisburg for 75 years and served as both a deacon and elder and was recognized and elected for the office of elder emeritus in 2008.
Bill was a member of the Lewisburg Elks Club Lodge #1758 and Greenbrier Lodge #42 A.F. & A.M. of Lewisburg and Ronceverte Chapter #21, Royal Arch Masons of Lewisburg, and Greenbrier Commandery #15 Knights Templar, and Lewisburg Rotary Club for many years.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Nancy Cosby Coleman; along with many dear aunts, uncles, and cousins.
He is survived by his daughter, Jane Ashley Coleman of Cumming, GA; brother, Jimmy Coleman and wife, Nancy, of Lewisburg; a sister, Mary Scarborough of Lewisburg; a brother, Jack Coleman and wife, Jean, of Knoxville, TN; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A memorial service will be held at 3 PM on Saturday, April 23, 2016, at Old Stone Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Cameron Harkness officiating.
There will be a fellowship following the service for friends and family in the church chapel of Old Stone Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations of sympathy may be made to Old Stone Presbyterian Church, 644 Church Street, Lewisburg, WV 24901, or Peyton Hospice House, 1265 Maplewood Avenue, Lewisburg, WV 24901.
The family would like to say a special thank you to all of Bill’s caregivers for their care, compassion, and companionship over the years and to the caring staff of Peyton Hospice House.
Online condolences may be made by visiting www.WallaceandWallaceFH .com
Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg is in charge of arrangements.
Obituary originally published in the April 20, 2016, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.