George Coleman died on Sunday January 17, 2021. He was born on March 11, 1956, to Bernice Vanover and Jesse Howard Coleman in Davie, W.Va.

George spent his childhood years in Davie, W.Va. until he joined the U.S. Army in 1973. After serving in the Army, he returned home and worked in and around McDowell County, W.Va. He served as an EMT, sheriff’s deputy, and a repairman. He had spent the last 23 years working as a machine operator in North Carolina.

George loved to fish and spent most of his time helping other people. He was known as “Papaw Fix-it” by his grandchildren. He never met a stranger and always had a smile to share.

In addition to his parents, George was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Regina Day Coleman; two brothers, Howard Coleman and James Simon Coleman; and a daughter, Georgette Coleman Horn.

He is survived by five siblings, Thomas (Kathleen) Coleman of Iager, W.Va., Norman (Brenda) Coleman of Iager, W.Va., Iona “Sissy” (Bobby) Collins of Harmony, N.C., Jesse “Butchie” (Sandy) Coleman, Rocky Gap, Va., and Donnie “Dumpy” (Donald) Ratcliff of Iager, W.Va; multiple nieces and nephews that he adored, but Tammy Sue (Bill) Cecil of Premier, W.Va. was his favorite; a daughter, Delores Coleman Mullins of Tazewell, Va.; a step-daughter, Bobbi (George) Reavis of Yadkinville, N.C.; and six grandchildren.

There will be a private family memorial service on Saturday, January 30, 2021.

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Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Coleman family.

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