"Dignity without Compromise"


Dwight L. Coleman

Dwight L. Coleman, 85, resident of Okmulgee, native of Denison, TX, passed away January 31, 2005. Dwight was a graduate of Terrell High School in Denison, TX. He attended Tillotson College in Austin, TX. Dwight became an entrepreneur by opening his own shoe shop at 400 E. 5th St., Okmulgee, Oklahoma. Later he was employed by the U.S. Post Office, and retired after 35 years of service as superintendent of postal operations. He kept busy after retirement by traveling and enjoying his family. He was very devoted to his church, Uganda Martyrs, became very active in the peer ministry as a team member (Beginning Experience), and was a member of the Catholic Alumni Clubs International. Dwight served on the Okmulgee Planning and Zoning Committee for 45 years and later as chairman for 11 years. He was a board member of the Okmulgee United Way, American Red Cross and member of the Okmulgee Chamber of Commerce. As a board member of the Salvation Army he displayed devotion to the cause for which this organization exists and was granted membership emeritus in 2004. Dwight was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Gladys Haygood Coleman. He is survived by two daughters, Georgia Coleman Perkins and Kathryn Coleman Lovett of Atlanta, GA, one grandson, one brother, Sylvester Coleman of Detroit, MI, two sisters, Annie Laura Williams of Detroit, MI and Grace McAfee of W. Allenhurst, NJ, and many nieces and nephews. He embraced life and overcame every challenge with a smile. He will be remembered for unselfishly giving to so many people.

The Rosary Service will be held 7:00 P.M. Friday, February 4, 2005 at the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends following the Rosary. The Funeral Mass will be 2:00 P.M. Saturday, February 5, 2005 at Uganda Martyrs Catholic Church with Father Benjamin Vima officiating. Interment will follow in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Okmulgee. Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army.