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Hillary "Petey" Coleman, Sr.

December 25, 1940 ~ February 9, 2022 (age 81)

Obituary

Hillary “Petey” Coleman, Sr., age 81, passed away on Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at his residence. Hillary was born to Mae Alice and Willie Coleman on December 25, 1940 in Springfield, Kentucky. He was an employee of Fosters Kelly Lumber Company for 26 years and also worked as a farmer, which was his true passion, raising Tennessee Walker horses, hogs, chickens, and rabbits. He was united in marriage to Mary Jo Keene on May 28, 1960, and together, they had and raised 11 children. He was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses on June 18, 2005 and attended the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Lebanon.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Samuel Joseph “Sammy Joe” Coleman, William “Billy” Coleman, George Richard “Blackie” Coleman, James Henry “Jack” Coleman, Thomas Allen “Tootie” Coleman, Bob Young and John Young, sisters Florence Anna Rose Coleman Trigg, Mary Hazel Nichols, Martha Lou “Honeybunch” Montgomery, son-in-law Rick Hayden and most recently, his wife of 60 years, Mary Jo Coleman, on September 22, 2020.

He is survived by six sons, James Hillary Coleman, (Libby), Gregory Allen Coleman (Linda), both of Springfield, Ronald Wayne Coleman (Pamela) of Elizabethtown, Willie Gene Coleman (Shanna), Gary Lee Coleman (Rochelle), Nicholas Bertram Coleman (Shawna), all of Springfield; five daughters, Mary Elizabeth Wright, Valerie Lynn Key (Steven), Deborah Kay Coleman, all of Springfield, Alysia Jeanette Gray (Dewayne), of Indianapolis, Indiana and Frances Eileen Hayden of Springfield, as well as 18 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 12, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., with a memorial talk being given at 1:00 p.m. Visitation and memorial talk will be at Hale-Polin-Robinson Funeral Home. Face masks will be required at the funeral home.  A private burial will be in the Coleman Family Cemetery. There will be no public bereavement meal. 

Pallbearers will be his six sons, Hillary, Gregory, Ronald, Willie, Gary and Nicholas.

Honorary pallbearers will be Steven Key, Malachi Wright, Ethan Coleman, Dewayne Gray, and Charles Coleman.

Hale-Polin-Robinson Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
February 12, 2022

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Hale-Polin-Robinson Funeral Home
221 East Main Street
Springfield, KY 40069

Memorial Talk
Saturday
February 12, 2022

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Hale-Polin-Robinson Funeral Home
221 East Main Street
Springfield, KY 40069

Burial In Family Cemetery

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