Coleman, Lawrence E. (Chub) 1919-2011

NOV. 17, 2011


Earned the Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon, 2 Bronze Stars, a good conduct medal and the WWII Victory Medal

LAWRENCE E. (CHUB) COLEMAN, 92, lifetime resident of Chester, passed away on Thursday, November 10, 2011 at the Nentwick Convalescent home following a brief illness.
Chub was born on October 17, 1919 in East Liverpool and was a son of the late David and Hazel Rice Coleman.
He retired as a custodian from the former Wells Junior High School in Newell. Earlier has was well known in the area as a master auto body repair man, working many years for Ray Zorzie in Chester before opening his own garage along with his friend Jack Triner.
A long time Indy Car fan, Chub had the unique distinction of attending the Indy 500 for 55 consecutive years.
He was a veteran of the U. S. Army Air Corps having served in the Pacific Theater during World War II where his dedicated service earned him the Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon with two Bronze Stars, a good conduct medal, and the WWII Victory Medal.
One Daughter, Linda Marie Coleman, preceded him in death along with two brothers, Dick and Keith Coleman, and three sisters, Ruth Irwin, Patty Curry and Violet Groves.
Chub leaves his loving wife, Belva Hissom Coleman whom he married on January 22, 1949, one daughter, Jo Ann Powell and her husband Jon of East Liverpool, one brother, Jack Coleman of East Liverpool, one sister, Charlene Russell of East Liverpool, on grand-daughter, Kimberly Noll and her husband Steve, and one great granddaughter Haley Noll.
Friends were received on Monday, Nov. 14th at the Arner Funeral Chapel in Chester, Private burial followed at the Calcutta United Presbyterian Cemetery.
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