Funeral services for James Coleman, 89 year old Edgerton resident who passed away quietly Thursday morning at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, will be held Wednesday, January 26th at 10:00 a.m. from the Adams
Funeral Home Chapel in Buffalo with Reverend Gary Cargill officiating. Visitation will be held from the funeral home chapel on Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and on Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. Burial will be in Willow Grove Cemetery with the VFW and American Legion in charge of military graveside rites. Donations in Mr. Coleman’s memory may be made to the Johnson County Fairgrounds in care of the Adams Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo.
James Carlin Coleman was born on May 9, 1921 in Binder, South Dakota to Charles and Grace Coleman. He grew up and went to school in Belle Fourche and Spearfish, South Dakota. He joined the U.S. Navy and served on a Tender Ship during WWII. After the war he returned to South Dakota where he owned a truck and hauled bentonite in the Belle Fourche area. He was married on December 6, 1949 in Deadwood, South Dakota to Florence Payseno and they made their home in South Dakota until 1951 when they moved to the family ranch on Powder River north of Linch. He was in partnership and started Stafford Well Service where he worked for several years. He later worked for Conoco and also the Naval Petroleum Reserve #3 out of Midwest. Mrs. Coleman passed away in March of 1989 and James retired and continued ranching in the Linch area until 2008 when he moved to Edgerton to be near his daughter, where he lived until the time of his death.
He was a member American Quarter Horse Association, the VFW and The American Legion. Jim was an avid golfer and loved spending time with his family, especially the grand kids. He was an accomplished team roper and loved horses and rodeo.
He is survived by two sons, Charles Coleman of Las Vegas and Marc Coleman and his wife Sarah of Gillette, Wyoming; two daughters, Therese Farris and her husband Rick of Edgerton, Wyoming and Sue Riley and her husband Jim of Crow Agency, Montana; five grandchildren: two great-grandchildren and his special friend and caregiver Willy Baer. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, one son Steve, one brother and three sisters.