The Norman Transcript

Obituaries

October 3, 2013

Charles Lynch ‘Charlie’ Coleman

NORMAN — Charles Lynch “Charlie” Coleman, 83, of Norman, passed away Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013. He was born July 12, 1930, in Wichita Falls, Texas, to Thomas Lynch Coleman and Frances Laura (Jones) Coleman. He married Elizabeth Ann Coleman on Nov. 27, 1952.

He graduated from Norman High School in 1948. Charlie lettered in track, basketball and football, winning the state championship in track for the 440-yard dash. Charlie attended the University of Oklahoma from 1948-1952 and served in the Army as a combat engineer in a South Korea division. After being discharged from the Army, Charlie re-entered OU and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in finance. He also obtained one year toward a master’s degree.

While at OU, he was selected along with 24 other students as Big Man on Campus. Charlie was a member of the track team at OU for three years and won the Big Seven in the 440-yard dash. In 1950, he set a new record at Michigan State in the 600-yard indoor run. He also set a new record at the Kansas Relays as part of a spring medley relay. Charlie spent the majority of his life in real estate and real estate development.

The three greatest loves of his life were his family, his friends and his country. He frequently said he was the most happily married man he ever knew. All who knew his wife, Annie, could easily understand why.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Ann; and eldest daughter, Stephanie, who is survived by her son, Ashur.

Charlie is survived by his daughter, Lisa Schlueter (Brach) along with their children Ryan and Annie; daughter, Laura Matheson (Alan) along with their children Colton, Sarah and Carter; and daughter, Lynda Coleman and her two daughters, Harper and Chloe.

Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at Havenbrook Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Sunset Memorial Park in Norman.

Arrangements for Charles and his family were placed in the care of the Vice family at Havenbrook Funeral Home in Norman.

Online condolences may be shared at havenbrookfuneralhome.com.

Norman Transcript, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Obituaries
  • Dorothy I. Armstrong

    Dorothy I. Armstrong, 83, went peacefully into the hands of the Lord on Saturday, July 26, 2014. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. today at Slaughterville Baptist Church, Highway 77 and 60th Street in Lexington....

    August 1, 2014

  • Glenn W. Cox

    Glenn W. Cox, 72, of Norman, passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2014. He was born July 4, 1942, in Stephenville, Texas. Glenn was a commercial brick mason and partnered with his brother, Danny Cox. Together, they owned and operated Cox Masonry ...

    August 1, 2014

  • Sheila Kay King

    Sheila Kay King, 57, died Saturday, July 26, 2014, at her home in Crowley, Texas. She was born May 12, 1957, at Ft. Sill, to Matthew and Doris King, of Lawton. Sheila graduated from Snyder High School in 1975. She attended Cameron ...

    July 31, 2014

  • Dorothy I. Armstrong

    Dorothy I. Armstrong, 83, went peacefully into the hands of the Lord on Saturday, July 26, 2014. Memorial services will be 11 p.m. Friday at Slaughterville Baptist Church, Highway 77 and 60th Street in Lexington....

    July 31, 2014

  • Louis Edward ‘Tex’ Raymond Jr.

    Louis Edward “Tex” Raymond Jr., 90, of Norman, passed away peacefully surrounded by his children at 9:45 p.m. Sunday, July 27, 2014. Tex was born Nov. 26, 1923, in Wichita, Kan., to Louis Edward Raymond Sr. and Nellie Elizabeth Duncan....

    July 30, 2014

  • Dorothy I. Armstrong

    Dorothy I. Armstrong, 83, went peacefully into the hands of the Lord Saturday, July 26, 2014. Memorial services will be 11 p.m. Friday at Slaughterville Baptist Church, Highway 77 and 60th Street in Lexington....

    July 30, 2014

  • John Joseph Giudice Jr.

    John Joseph Giudice Jr., of Norman, a fisheries biologist whose pioneering research paved the way for commercial fish farming in the United States, died Saturday, July 26, 2014. He was 93....

    July 30, 2014

  • Arley Jay Newton

    Arley Jay Newton died Saturday, July 26, 2014, in Tulsa. Arley was born Feb. 4, 1957, in Tulsa, to parents John Newton and Marianna (Pyatt) Newton....

    July 29, 2014

  • Jo Ann Oberst

    Jo Ann Oberst, 80, of Norman, passed away Monday, July 28, 2014, in Norman. She was born April 13, 1934, in Oklahoma City to Albert Siddens and Mary (Mollman) Siddens Manley. She retired from the University of Oklahoma in 1995....

    July 29, 2014

  • Elizabeth Mary Waters

    Services for Elizabeth Mary Waters, 92, Norman, who died Friday, July 25, of natural causes, will be10 a.m. Tuesday, July 29 at Robinson Street Baptist Church, 801 E. Robinson. Bill Blair will officiate. Viewing will be Monday, July 28, 8 ...

    July 27, 2014