James A. Coleman, 88, of Punta Gorda, died on Monday, Sept. 10, 2012.
He was born May 23, 1924 in Boca Grande to Eugene and Laura Coleman.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Mary Coleman, of Punta Gorda; a brother, Henry Darna of Port St Joe; sisters Vivian Joiner of Grove City and Christine Langford of Tampa; children, Eugene (Barbara) Coleman and Joann McClannan, all of Punta Gorda; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.
He was predeceased by two daughters, Carol Lawhorne and Linda Evans, and granddaughter, Elizabeth Lawhorne.
The family will receive friends from 12 to 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 14 at the Kays-Ponger & Uselton Funeral Home in Punta Gorda. Funeral services will follow on Friday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home, with a burial with military honors at Indian Springs Cemetery.
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