Terry Coleman

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Terry W. Coleman “TC”, 72, of Freeburg, IL, born February 12, 1949, in East St. Louis, was called home on Monday, November 15, 2021.

Terry was a child of God. He was a 1967 graduate of East St. Louis Senior High School. Terry was called to service in the United States Army during the Vietnam war. He served from 1968 to 1972. After military service, he graduated from Ranken Technical School as a mechanic. He worked in maintenance at Big River Zinc in Sauget, IL, and Prairie State Plant in Marissa, IL. He ended his working years September 2020, retiring from East St. Louis Housing Authority. Terry was a wonderful husband, loving father, and devoted grandpa. He was a passionate Cardinal and Blues fan and avid music lover. Terry loved to travel with family and visit local casinos to try his luck on the machines, as well as scratch offs, during chemo treatments.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Ray and Myrtle Ruth, nee Armstrong, Coleman; and a brother, Larry “Bear” Coleman.

Terry is survived by wife Tina Marie, nee Settles Coleman; two daughters, Jennifer S. Coleman of Gilroy, California, and Christa Whetstone of Freeburg; a son, Mike (Lindsey) Whetstone of Freeburg; his four treasured grandchildren, Brandon, Rylei, Marlee, and Annabelle, all of Freeburg; a sister-in-law, Lola Coleman; and nieces, nephews, cousins, and amazing friends.

Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice, or Siteman Cancer Center, Shiloh, IL. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Funeral: A celebration of life service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, December 5, 2021, at Catholic War Veterans, Freeburg, IL, with Mel Gunter officiating. Terry would request that attendees wear Cardinal Red or St. Louis Blues attire. Following the service there will be fellowship time with family and food will be served.


10 Comments on Terry Coleman

Stan Sirtak said : Guest Report Jan 11, 2022 at 5:32 PM

Always enjoyed TC and Tina partying with Boulderdash we had some great times together. Will certainly miss seeing him! Heaven will be a very cool place, I'm sure TC is absolutely amazed by the wonderful place Jesus prepared for him.

  • Freeburg
  • IL
Brian and Geralyn Spacher said : Guest Report Dec 05, 2021 at 3:32 PM

So sorry for your family loss! TC was a great guy!

  • Freeburg
  • Il
Vickie and Bill Boydte said : Guest Report Nov 19, 2021 at 10:04 PM

TC was a true friend for life! We will miss him terribly! We love you TC! RIP

  • Shiloh
  • IL
Maureen Richter said : Guest Report Nov 19, 2021 at 8:49 PM

Tina, I'm so sorry for your loss. Terry was a very nice man and a hard worker . You have my deepest sympathy. Maureen

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Marcia (Field) Van Beek said : Guest Report Nov 19, 2021 at 7:07 PM

Tina & family, I am so very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Marcia (Field) Van Beek

  • Frankfort
  • Illinois
Bobby & Cheryl Mask said : Guest Report Nov 19, 2021 at 6:35 PM

We've known TC for awhile but not well. What I can say is everytime we saw him he treated us like family and welcoming. That says a lot about a man. He will be missed.

  • Las Vegas
  • Nv
Tony and Cheri Allen said : Guest Report Nov 19, 2021 at 3:51 PM

TC was a treasured friend and his memory will be in our hearts forever! We love you dear friend!

  • Centreville
  • IL
Kelley J said : Guest Report Nov 19, 2021 at 3:10 PM

Tina and family. I'm so sorry for your loss. TC was such a fun guy. I'm blessed to have known him!! Sending love and prayers.

  • Festus
  • MO
Debbie said : Guest Report Nov 19, 2021 at 11:26 AM

TC was one of a kind and a super duper friend! Always watching the games and a smile or chuckle when we "pop in". TC, we will miss you immensely but will always remember all the fun and laughter. RIP our friend, we will take care of our girl as I know you are watching over her as well. (and of course y'all's beloved Ozzy) Love you. ❤❤❤

  • Freeburg
  • Illinois
Amanda (Mandy) Huffman said : Guest Report Nov 19, 2021 at 12:05 AM

I’m truly sorry for your families loss he sure was a great happy go lucky guy friend to many.

  • Freeburg
  • IL

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