HAMPSTEAD — Robert Reynolds “Bob” Coleman, 75, passed from his earthly life to his heavenly home Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.
He was born March 19, 1941, in Pender County, the son of the late Lindsey and Iva Lee Batson Coleman. Bob was also preceded in death by his wife, Pat Coleman.
Bob is survived by his daughters, Teresa Coleman, and her husband, Dean, and Lisa Coleman; grandchildren, Steven Paquette, Amanda Rose (Joe), Candace Griffin (Steven) and Shawn Paquette; great-grandchildren, Brayden Griffin, Kaylee Rose and Caleb Rose; and many nieces, nephews and friends, all who dearly loved Bob.
During Bob’s early years, he worked hard to provide for his family as a commercial fisherman. He retired from Pender County as a heavy equipment operator and as an Animal Control officer with 26 years of service.
Bob dearly loved his family and his countless number of friends. His jovial personality and great sense of humor brought joy and smiles to everyone he met. Fishing off his dock and watching the boats go by in the Hampstead waterway were favorite pastimes for Bob. He loved everything about coastal living. Bob had a great love for all of God’s creatures, as he had many pets throughout his lifetime.
Bob’s family is grateful to God for his life, and they consider themselves blessed to have had such a wonderful daddy, granddaddy and uncle.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home in Burgaw. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 20, at Blake’s Chapel Advent Christian Church with the Rev. Steve Spearing and the Rev. Edward Dowd conducting services. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be given to Pender County Humane Society, P.O. Box 626, Burgaw, NC 28425.
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