Charles A. Coleman


Charles Ashley Coleman affectionately known as C.A., Dad, Uncle Chuck, Papa C. is the sixth child born to his late parents John Franklin Jr. and Mabel W. Blair Coleman in the year of our Lord 1944.

He accepted Christ and was baptized at age 12 at the New Century United Methodist Church in Harriman Tennessee. Charles was very active in the church and attended Sunday school and church services every Sunday and sung in the youth and adult choir. Charles attended Jamieson Elementary School and was graduated from Campbell High School in 1962. He was elected Class president during those years played on the football team, served on the student council, sung in the high school chorale, and represented the school at the annual Tennessee Student Convention in Nashville, Tennessee.

As a youth Charles was very active in the community working with the Afro-American baseball league, The Durell Tigers. He played on the youth baseball team worked extensively with the American Legion in organizing social events for the community. As an adult, C.A. had the honor of coaching many young men and family members on the Mifflin Golden Sharks football team.

He always swore the Coleman smile and loved people and knew no strangers. He had a wonderful sense of humor. He was an avid reader and historian. Charles served his country for four years in the United Stated Air Force with tours of duty in Japan, Europe, Texas, and South Carolina.

He is proceeded in death by his brothers Wayne R. Coleman, Franklin B. Coleman, Glenn F. Coleman and sister Willard J. Coleman Thombs; his grandparents, John F. Sr. and Hattie E. Burch Coleman, and Susan Blair; great grandparents Frank and Phyllis A. Siler Blair, and Robert A. and Caroline Hairston Coleman.

He will be forever cherished as a loving husband and father to his wife of 46 years, Beverly A. Coleman, son; Scott A. Coleman (Donata), Daughter; Shala M. Dalton (David), grandchildren; Kenny, Robert, Jordan, Ashlynn and Dorian, brothers; Don F. Coleman (Sheena), Douglas Coleman (Natalie), sisters-in-law; Shirley A. Coleman and Ruth Coleman, brothersbrothers-in-law; Valance L. Smith (JoAnne), Robert B. Smith (Monica), and mother-in-law Dorothy E. Smith.

Visitation 11:00AM and Funeral Service 12:00PM Saturday, February 1, 2020 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave.

Condolence Messages

  1. Omega (Coleman) Parker

    Broke my heart to hear that cousin C.A. had passed, though it has been quite some time since I last seen him, he and my brother always were the “cool ones” to me. I pray for the family’s strength to hold on during this time of bereavement and let his memory bring joy. Love transcends through time and you will see C.A. again. Until the may The comforter bring you peace. Love to you all.

  2. Charles (or C.A. as I knew him) was my high school classmate. We grew up in a community where everybody knew everybody. It was a close-knit community. I hadn’t seen him in years, but I understand he had health issues. May God be with you as you mourn his loss. I share in your grief.

  3. Victoria A Yarborough

    Beverly, Scott, Shala & family – Our prayers are with you as you travel on this journey. May God give you the strength to endure the heartache that will come with grieving. Thank you for sharing him with our family. Love Harold & Vickie

  4. Beverly, Shala, Scott and family, Melvin and I are praying for you as you go through this loss of your husband, father and loved one C.A. I will miss his smile as Bev and I would depart from your home. He knew I would take of his precious wife and I know he knew that as well. He was truly an adopted brother and he will be missed. Thank you for sharing him and allowing us to be a part of your lives. Much Love! Melvin &Deborah

  5. Beverly and family my prayers are with you all.

  6. Beverly we will always love you and will never forget Mr.C we think of you every day and you and Mr.C will be in our Hearts forever. God Bless you and your family. Dennis

  7. Tamara Martin Smith

    I have wonderful childhood memories from visiting with C.A., Beverly, Shala and Scotty. They always made my family feel loved and welcomed every year that we came to Columbus, Ohio. My prayer is that God keep you and carry you thru your sadness and loss. When your eyes grow weak with sorrow may the Lord hold you up in his arms. God Bless you Mr. Coleman I will never forget your kindness.

  8. Bishop Nathan M. Milton, Greensboro, NC

    To Beverly, Scott, and Shala. Know that I love you all and praying for you all doing this time.
    “Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your GOD. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” (Isaiah 41:10)

  9. We mourn the passing of, Charles Ashlee Coleman, the dear son-in-law of “The Word Church” Mother Dorothy Smith and brother-in-law of her precious sister, “The Word Church” Mother Shirley Coleman, our beloved Family.

    On behalf of Pastor Eddie Tyes Parker III and Co Pastor, Lady Teresa and the “TWC” Family–know you both are deeply loved and our sincere condolences to your extended families; therefore, our hearts are heavy, and we weep with you during this season of loss. May you find comfort in the ever-lasting arms of our Savior and Lord considering His promise, “Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.” (Psalm 30:5)

    Much Love,

    Pastors Brian & Donna Hall
    “The Word Church” of God in Christ (“TWC”)
    115 Wilson Avenue, Columbus, OH 43209

  10. Prayers to the family

  11. Sandra Wilkerson


  12. So sorry to hear the lose of this man. Chuck worked for me at Lowe’s on Brice Rd. Was a wonderful man to work with and he some some great stories. Live on my friend. Till we see each other again.

Leave Your Condolence