Francis James Coleman, known by family as friends as “Jimmy” or “Bootsie”, of Cadet, Missouri, was born July 26, 1951 in Ironton, Missouri a son to the late Edgar “Boots” Francis Coleman and Rosie Jane (Sanders) Coleman. Jimmy departed this life Wednesday, June 15, 2022 having reached the age of 70 years, 10 months and 20 days.
On July 3, 1976, Jimmy was united in marriage to Rose L. Boyer and for 45 years they never left each other’s side.
Jimmy is survived by his devoted wife of 45 years, Rose; brothers, Wayne Coleman and wife Kathy of Cadet, Missouri, Tracy Coleman of Cadet, Missouri; brothers – in –law, Joseph and Karen Boyer of Mineral Point, Missouri Kenny Boyer of Cadet, Missouri James “Tinker” Boyer of Cadet, Missouri; sister – in –law, Shirley Ramsey of Farmington and many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and nephews, other relatives and dear and special friends.
In addition to his parents, Jimmy was preceded in death by his brothers, Vincent and William, Dennis “Ding” Coleman and sister, Nora “Elizabeth” Henry.
Jimmy had a big heart and never met a stranger. He loved dressing up as Santa Clause for local businesses and visiting children. Seeing children smile brought him great joy. During the warmer months he spent the majority of time outdoors hunting, fishing, and visiting with friends and family. He also enjoyed cigars and smoking his pipe. No matter the trials he faced in life, he always stood by his faith in Christ. He will be greatly missed by those who had the privilege of knowing him.