Mr. Russell James Coleman
APPLING, Ga. - Mr. Russell James Coleman of Appling took
his final trip home to his maker on July 13, 2011.
Russell was born to Robert and Judy Coleman (Mize) on
January 12, 1959, and raised in Washington, Ind. Russell was an
Army veteran who proudly served his country for three years and
received an honorary discharge.
Russell is survived by his loving wife, Deanna Coleman, whom
he married on April 7, 2005, who shared a love that many never
With the support of his loving wife he got his associate of
science in social work from Vincennes University of Southern
Indiana. He went on to get his bachelor and master in social work
from University of Southern Indiana. Russell planned on getting
a job in social working helping those who had a hard time with
addiction. Russell was a simple and loving husband, father, step
father, grandpa, and a friend to many. He will be missed.
He is also survived by four sisters, Christine Neideitch of
Indianapolis, Ind., Rachel Coleman of Pennsylvania, Camilla
Shelton of Brownstown, Ind., Angee Folsom, of Greensburg,
Ind., his brother, Matthew Coleman, of Cape Girardeau, Mo.,
a stepbrother, Steve Mize, of Washington, Ind., a step sister,
Melissa Murray, of Washington, Ind.. He had two stepchildren,
Dana Steiner of Loogootee, Ind., and Dean Steiner and wife
Vandora Steiner, of Evansville Ind. and their son, Kaiden Steiner,
who is the proud stepgrandson of Russell.
Russell is preceded in death by his parents, father, Robert
Coleman and mother, Judy Mize; his stepfather, Doug Mize; a
stepbrother, Doug Mize Jr.
A memorial service was held at the Curtis Funeral Home
Chapel in Thomson on Monday, July 18, at 2 pm. A memorial
service will be held in Russell's hometown of Washington at a
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to
the University of Southern Indiana, foundation for the Russell
Coleman Social Work Scholarship. Contributions can be sent to
The University of Southern Indiana at 8600 University Blvd.
in Evansville, IN 47712 or onlineathttps://www.usi.edu/foun
Curtis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Web posted on Thursday, July 21, 2011