JOHN COLEMAN, beloved husband, stepfather, son, brother, uncle, and friend, of Germantown, TN, passed away on March 29, 2007, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis. He retired from Federal Express. Prior to his seventeen-year career at Federal Express, he was employed at the Memphis Fire Department. He grew up in the Catholic Church and attended Catholic High. He graduated from Central High in 1963. He attended Georgia Tech and the University of Memphis. He received a Master of Science in Telecommunications and an MBA from Christian Brothers University. He was a member of the Berclair Masonic Lodge. He is survived by his wife, Mary Hearn Coleman, retired Presbyterian Day School Upper School Principal; his mother, Nan McMullen Coleman of Memphis; his stepson, David Hearn of Winter Park, FL; sisters, Mary Ann Coleman of Cookville, TN and Kay Maceri (Dr. Sam Maceri) of Cordova; nieces, Katie Maceri (Paul Counce) of Memphis, Shelley Wood (Robert) of Eva, TN, and Melanie Paquette of Oak Ridge, TN. A memorial service will be held at Memorial Park Funeral Home on April 1 at three PM. Visitation will be preceding the service from two to three. The family wishes to express sincere appreciation to all the doctors and health care professionals at West Clinic and Baptist Hospital who were involved in John's illness. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be sent to Presbyterian Day School, 4025 Poplar Ave., 38111, or The West Clinic, 100 N. Humphreys Blvd. 38120, in Memphis or a charity of the donor's choice. Memorial Park Funeral Home 901-767-8930
Published in The Commercial Appeal on 3/31/2007.