Jim Coleman | April 16, 1931 - July 5, 2021
It is with great sadness and a heavy heart to announce the passing of James Edward Coleman, Jr. He died peacefully at his ranch in Batesville, TX July 5, 2021, at the age of 90. He is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Lorraine Coleman as well as six of his seven children. He is proceeded in death by his son Randall Coleman and brother Ed Coleman.
His faith in God, his desire to live a Godly life, and to pass that on to his children was paramount to him. His wife, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren were his greatest joy. He took a lot of interest in their lives, always offering his support and a word of advice. He was beloved and respected by his family and will be greatly missed by them.
Jim made a difference in the lives of people around him. He was very helpful to others in the carwash industry generously offering his knowledge and expertise. He received many honors and awards including the Family Business of the Year Award from Baylor University in 2004; Hall of Fame Award from the International Carwash Association 2003; Lifetime Achievement Award from the Southwest Carwash Association in 2017. He was also a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
Jim will always be remembered for his strong faith in God, his love of family, his deep patriotism for his country, and his drive to succeed. He loved the simple things around him and never took for granted how fortunate he was.