Dewayne Coleman, 80, of Dawsonville passed away Monday, October 17, 2022 at his residence following a period of declining health.
Born February 24, 1942, Dewayne had been a resident of Dawsonville most of his life and had also lived in Atlanta. He attended Lanier Christian Church in Gainesville, Georgia and was a member of Chamblee Sardis Masonic Lodge #444 F & AM. Also a member of the Shriners, Dewayne served as President of the Tucker Shrine Club and served with the Yaarab Roadrunners, taking many children back and forth to the Shriners Hospital. For many years he worked as a commercial truck driver, both long-haul and local, and worked as volunteer security during the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. He had a soft heart for animals and loved his pets dearly. An avid outdoorsman, Dewayne had a servant’s heart and loved to cook for his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tallman and Lucile Coleman and an infant daughter.
Surviving are his wife, Nancy Coleman of Dawsonville; daughter and son-in-law, Traci Walker (Larry Woods) of Dawsonville; step-daughter, Andrea Tarrant of Alabama; grandchildren, Joshua (Deanne) Walker of Jasper, McKenzi (Justin) Ferris of Dawsonville; great-grandchildren, Kennedi and Kayden; other relatives.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 21, 2022 at 1 p.m. at Bearden Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor David Simpson will officiate. Interment will follow in Dawsonville Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until the hour of service on Friday.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Shriners Hospitals For Children at www.lovetotherescue.org.
Condolences may be expressed at www.beardenfuneralhome.com.
Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, GA.