Thomas Nelson Coleman

Thomas Nelson Coleman, 65, of Mt. Jackson, passed away Monday, December 12, 2016 at INOVA hospital in Annandale, VA. Tom was born September 26, 1951, in New Market, VA, son of the late William L. Coleman, Jr. and Jane Phillips Coleman Virts.

He was a retired truck driver.

On May 25, 1991, he was united in marriage to Candace Dellinger Coleman, who survives.  Tom is also survived by two sons, Harry L. Coleman and wife, Pepsi, of Harrisonburg and John W. Dellinger and wife, Elizabeth, of Hinton; four granddaughters, Bryce, Abbey, and Molli Coleman and Kenzi Dellinger of whom he was very proud; two brothers, William Coleman, III of Mayland and Bruce Coleman of Mt. Jackson. He is also survived by two nieces, Mazie and Ava Biller; and a nephew, Jakob Biller, whom he adored; and their parents Kris and Ellen Biller of Mt. Jackson. He was preceded in death by a brother, Bobby Lee Coleman.

Tom was a Vietnam veteran, serving tours in Cam Rahn Bay, Hue and Camp Eagle. He was an active member of Vietnam Veterans of American Chapter 936. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, December 15, 2016, at Antioch Church of the Brethren in Woodstock with Pastor George Bowers officiating. Burial will follow at St. Matthews Cemetery in New Market.

Pallbearers will be Kris Biller, William Coleman, IV, Jesse Coleman, Kent Burch, Garland Miller and Wade Seekford. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at Theis Funeral Home in New Market. Memorial contributions may be made to Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, 1235 South Clark Street, Suite 910, Arlington, VA  22202.

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  1. Mark & Judy Weston says:

    Thomas Coleman was one of the nicest men I’d ever known. Tom helped my wife, Judy, find her childhood home on Nelson St., Mt. Jackson, and helped find her father’s first church he pastored, which is now the Teen Challenge Center. The was never any military vet he wouldn’t help, especially a Vietnam Vet. He brought us also to the Vietnam Memorial in Mt. Jackson where the name of my wife’s brother, PFC Robert K. Mattson of Mt. Jackson, is etched in a brick. Tom had a heart of pure gold and was an unbelievable man. His work with the VVA is legendary. He was a great champion for helping all Vets affected by Agent Orange. His loss will be deeply felt. Judy called Tom her “brother” and he was very special to us. He called my wife “Snoopy” which was her late brother’s nickname for her. Tom helped Snoopy add another brick to the memorial which has her name, Snoopy, on it. Candi took such good care of Tom and is such a beautiful woman. Thomas loved her and his Nieces and two sons very much. We just learned about this tonight. Since my wife is handicapped, we cannot make the memorial service, but we will be there this week. We’ll always miss you, Thomas. Mark & Snoopy.
    ~ Mark & Judy Weston, Clarksville, Tennessee
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