Andrew Franklin “Andy” Coleman, 58, of Hondo, NM passed Thursday, September 13, at his home. He was born February 19, 1960 at Portales, NM and moved to Lincoln County in 1965 from Portales.
He worked for the New Mexico State Highway Department and retired after 25 years. He was with the Hondo Fire Department and EMS. He attended the Tinnie Baptist Church. He married Gladys Hobbs on November 8, 1985 at Carrizozo, NM.
He is survived by his wife, Gladys; his children, Johnathan Coleman and his wife Stephanie, Shane Coleman and his wife Jessika, Bobby Coleman and his wife Josie and Cristy Griewahn and her husband Arron; grandchildren, Ryan Coleman, Landon Coleman, Chance Coleman, Logan Coleman, Wyatt Coleman, Taylen Coleman, Izabella Coleman and Maci Griewahn; siblings, Shotgun Coleman and his wife Susan, and Julia Hobbs. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Julia Katherine Coleman and sister, Irene Marr.
He was a loving husband, dedicated father and Papa.
His memorial service will be Sunday, September 16, at 5:00 P.M. at the Tinnie Baptist Church.
So sad to hear of Andy’s passing. I always did enjoy working with him... a good guy.
Dwayne BrownMayhill, NM
Gladys and family, I was so sorry to hear about Andy. My prayers and love are sent to you. He was truly an awesome man and will be greatly missed by all! Jay and Jean
Jean Austin JamesClovis, NM
I had the honor to work with Andy at the Ruidoso Downs Racetrack for the past two summers. He was a great colleague and friend for the short time I knew him. I will miss his company in the very early exercise mornings. It is such a great loss but consoling that I know he is a better place. God Bless his family and they are in my thought and prayers.
Barney WatsonPlacitas, NM
May the dear Lord bless this family and all his co-workers and friends. always. And help them know Mr. Andrew is in heaven with his Lord and all his loved ones. And watching over everyone.
DENISE HARRISRUIDOSO, NM
Andy was in my opiinion, "One of the nicest men I have ever met and worked with. It was a true pleasure to know him. I was his radio tech out of Roswell for years, until I moved to the Albuquerque Radio Shop in 2004. He certainly deserves "Angel Wings"! He will always be in my prayers.
Robert "Bob" WhittenAlbuquerque, NM