May 24, 1940-Feb. 24, 2019

Funeral services for Mr. Donald Ray Coleman Sr. will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27 at Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home with the Rev. Matt Endris officiating. Burial will follow at Davis Springs Cemetery.

Donald, 78, and a resident of Fairview Alpha, passed away Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at his residence with his family by his side.  He was born May 24, 1940, to Jack and Ola Mae Coleman.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys Marie Coleman; a son, Stephen Coleman; and his parents.

He was the founder of Coleman’s Transmission in Natchitoches. He and his wife, Gladys, owned and operated their family business until retirement. He was an excellent provider for his family and a very hard worker his entire life and will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

He is survived by his daughters, Beth Dyer, Patricia Mir and Diannia Coleman; sons, Donald Coleman Jr., Ricky Dyer, Kelly Coleman and Shaun Coleman; as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Those honored to serve as pallbearers include Kelly Coleman, Shaun Coleman, Spencer Coleman, Donald Coleman III, James Kuhleman and Cody Gentry.

Honorary pallbearers will be Glenn Waters, Cleveland Bynog and Raymond Gourdon.