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Charles “Charlie” Edward Coleman Jr

Charles “Charlie” Edward Coleman Jr
November 24, 1942—October 29, 2018

Charlie Coleman died at Liberty Hospital after a long illness on Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, at the age of 75.

Charlie was born in Newport, Arkansas, on Nov. 24, 1942 to Cecile Eileen (Winters) Coleman and Charles Edward Coleman Sr. He was the only boy of five children. He attended Excelsior Springs High School and was married to Linda (Summers) Evans from 1963 to 1970.

Charles “Charlie” Edward Coleman Jr

Charlie was a student at auto body school in Kansas City where he acquired the skills that helped him to become a talented and well-known auto body man in the area. He worked in the body shop at Spring Motors in Excelsior Springs, Missouri, his own shop across from the “Hitch Lot,” for Bob Cave Body Shop, Recon and was also employed as an auto insurance adjuster.

Charlie had a love for life, many friends and a great sense of humor. He will be missed by many.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Patricia Coleman.

Charlie is survived by his daughters: Cathy Peoples of Knoxville, Missouri, and Melanie Johnson, of Kansas City, Missouri; grandchildren: Mason Harris of Liberty, Missouri, and Cloey Denny, of Kansas City, Missouri; sisters: Linda Towers of Venice, Florida, Sarah “Cookie” Nelson of Aberdeen, Washington and Dorothy Gage of D’Alene, Idaho.

The family would like to thank the wonderful, caring staff in ICU and Palliative Care at Liberty Hospital for their kindness and exceptional care.

Please join the family to celebrate Charlie’s life at Lawson Assembly of God Gym, 527 W 6th St, Lawson, MO 64062, on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 from 6-8 p.m.

Arrangements provided by Bross & Spidle Funeral Home in Excelsior Springs.

By Standard Staff • StandardStaff@leaderpress.com

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4 Responses to Charles “Charlie” Edward Coleman Jr

  1. Norman Bohl Reply

    November 4, 2018 at 7:50 pm

    Sorry to hear of your loss. The name of his sister, Cookie, caught my attention. Is your family the folks that leased the filling station from Gene Schley in the 40’s? If so, I fondly remember you. My parents owned the station across the hiway from you. Norman Bohl. If this is the same family, would you please contact me at your convenience? e-mail follows. Again, I’m sorry for your loss, and if I have contacted you by mistake, I am deeply sorry.

    • Linda Evans Reply

      November 5, 2018 at 10:27 pm

      Our daughter posted the obituary, I know that his mother cooked at that restuarant. That was before I got in the family. I do remember her talking about it. I’m not sure if they leased it. I do know that she stayed friends with Gene and his sister.

      • Norman Bohl Reply

        November 8, 2018 at 11:29 am

        Thank you for responding to my e-mail. I’m pretty sure that this is the same family.. “Cookie’s Mother and Father had the café and gas pumps leased. I spent many hours in the café visiting with them. Thank you again for answering, and please give my regards to them all. Just a note, I still have the photos that they gave me of the beer and cement truck that hit head on there at the railroad under pass. Norman Bohl

  2. Ina Callaway-Ctowley-Berry Reply

    November 5, 2018 at 5:20 pm

    So sorry for your loss. I went to school with Charlie and I also have a lake lot at Hide Away Lakes and spotted Charlie often riding around in his beautiful black truck and/or on his yellow golf cart. He will be missed.

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