William Daniel Coleman, 88, of Ethel, La., passed away Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013. He was born in Vivian, La., but moved to McLeod, where he graduated from McLeod High School. He retired from the Exxon Company, where he worked for 33 years. He severed and defended our country in the U.S. Marine Corps. in the Pacific theater in Okinawa and Iwo Jima during World War II. He was proud to have been with the Marine Corps as a radio operator.
His first wife, Pearl Manning Coleman; a stepdaughter, Sherry Dennis; and his parents, William and Edith Coleman, preceded him in death.
He is survived by his wife of 11 years, Joan Craighead Coleman of Ethel; a son, Daniel Coleman and wife Mitzi of Houston; daughters, Shannon Coleman of Houston, Daphne Coleman of Denham Springs, La.; a sister, Ruth Coleman Yates of McLeod; and a brother, Fowler Coleman of Liberty, Mo., and numerous relatives.
Visitation and funeral services were Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, at Port Hudson National Cemetery in Zachary, La.
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