John R. Coleman Jr., 40

HANNIBAL, NY – John R. Coleman Jr., 40, of Fulton, passed away Saturday evening October 26, 2013, at home with his loving family by his side.

He was born in Oswego, a son to Rev. John and Donna Luce Coleman and was a life resident of Fulton.

He graduated from G. Ray Bodley High School in 1993 and enlisted in the U.S. Army where he served in Operation Desert Storm.

John R. Coleman Jr
John R. Coleman Jr.

John had worked for Osmonics, Shue Roofing, JB Home Improvements and did maintenance work at Plainville Farms before his employment as a firefighter and mill operator at Novelis.

He enjoyed restoring classic cars, camping and spending time with his family.

John is survived by his wife of  15 years, Jennifer Truax Coleman; a daughter, Emily Coleman; two sons, Matthew and Andrew Coleman; his parents, Rev. John and Donna Coleman all of Fulton; two sisters, Debra (Todd) White of Sacramento, Calif. and Lin (Ken) Conn of Fulton; one brother, Douglas J. Coleman of Fulton; paternal grandmother, Dora Horbinski of Pickens, SC; father and mother-in-law, Jerry and Barb Truax of Fulton; brother-in-law, Jerry (Kerry) Truax of Liverpool; as well as several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Fulton Alliance Church, 1044 State Route 48, Fulton.

Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton.

Calling hours will be held 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Foster Funeral Home, 837 Cayuga St., Hannibal.

Contributions in John’s memory may be made to Friends of Oswego County Hospice, Inc., P.O Box 102, Oswego, NY 13126-0102.

Foster Funeral Home, Inc.


  1. I remember John as such a little stinker when he was little. I am so sorry I was not able to see the man he turned into but knowing and loving his parents the way I do, I am sure he grew up into a phenominal human being.

    Nothing can ease the pain of losing a child. There is nothing that can be said or done that will help you. I pray for all his family to get through this.


  2. thoughts and prayers to the coleman family and to his family at the cold [email protected] I loved it when he came into the café and would always order the same thing everyday and always be in a hurry and very hungry. He will be missed by so many. he was taken away too soon. at least hes not suffering anymore.

  3. Dear Rev John & Donna,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you adjust to your loss. Thanks be to God that this separation is temporary and that life is eternal.
    Love in Christ,
    Barb, Allen, & Sarah Mulvey

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