Obituary of Larry David Coleman

Larry David “Grandpa” Coleman, age 74, resident of Ft. Scott, KS, died Thursday, March 12, 2020, at Landmark Hospital, Joplin, MO.

He was born on March 31, 1945, in Anna, IL, the son of John Patterson and Lenora Lucille Coleman.

David worked as a roofer for the Roofer’s Local Union #20 Kansas City.

He enjoyed fishing, spending time at the lake, and playing cards with the grandkids. He loved spending time with his family.

Survivors include two daughters, Kimberly and John Woodall, Ft. Scott, KS, and Tammy Davidson and husband Bryan, Uniontown, KS, two sons, Travis Coleman and wife Amanda, Ft. Scott, KS, and David Coleman and wife Nancy, Pleasanton, KS; 21 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren, and three sisters, Judy Ogden, Deborah Elliott, and Leona Richardson.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Jimmy and Roger Turner; two sisters, Kathy Optandy and Bonnie Brown; and his mother.

Rev. Marty DeWitt will conduct funeral services at 11:00 AM Tuesday, March 17th, at the Cheney Witt Chapel.

Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 10:30 AM until service time at the Cheney Witt Chapel.

Memorials are suggested to the David Coleman Memorial Fund and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, PO Box 347, 201 S. Main, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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