Myron B. Coleman Jr., departed this life October 15, 2020 at Pickerington Care and Rehabilitation Center in Pickerington, Ohio. He was born March 10, 1938 to Myron B. Coleman Sr. and Virginia L. Coleman. He graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1957 where he developed a love for sports and singing. It was not uncommon to hear him singing around the house, in the car or just listening to his smooth jazz while relaxing. He worked for the City of Dayton until his retirement in 1975 due to an injury.
After his retirement, he became a member of PHA Equity Lodge #121 and Amer Temple #107 where he led their mini-car patrol in parades all over the country. Additionally, he loved swimming and began volunteering his time at the West Area YMCA to teach others to swim. He spent 30+ years at the YMCA as a volunteer where he taught more than a 1,000 children and adults to swim from Jefferson Township and the City of Dayton. He was an active member of Phillips Temple Church until his illness prevented him from serving. He served on the Steward Board, The Watchmen, and Men’s Choir, and was known for his role as John the Baptist in the Passion play that the church presented annually.
He led a very active life and was always willing to help a family member, a friend and/or neighbor. He also loved fishing, long walks and spending time with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren which brought him so much joy.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Myron B. Coleman Sr. and Virginia L. Coleman; brother, Virgil Coleman; sister, Barbara J. Grogan; beloved daughter, Rosiland (Oliver) Reed.
He leaves to cherish his memory, children: Diane (Dwayne) Daniels, Myron B. Coleman III, Cynthia (Marvin) Mitchell, Caprice Coleman, and step-children, Orville (Julia) Oliver, Charles Oliver, Linda Oliver, Keith (Gail) Oliver, William (Marie) Oliver; and a host of nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren; Goddaughters, Tammy and Evonne Pleasant; special friends, Barbara Wilks, Kathleen Rome and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Pleasant.
Walk-through visitation 10-11 am Friday, October 23, at Phillips Temple C.M.E. Church, 3620 Shiloh Springs Rd. The in-person service will begin at 11am. Masks and Social Distancing are Required. Livestream service will be available beginning at 11 am at, www.phillipstemple.org
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