Ray was born in 1938 in Fayette, Alabama to the late Carl and Elton Coleman.
Ray resided in Nashville for a number of years but moved to the Hillsboro, Tennessee community in 1998. Ray proudly served in the United States Air Force 10 years. He worked for CSX Railroad, retiring after 35 years. He was a member of the Bryant Alabama Church of God and was a devout Christian. He loved Bible study, fishing and playing with his dogs, General Beauregard and Babygirl.
He was preceded in death by parents Carl and Elton Coleman and sister, Carlene Angels.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Judy Coleman; sister, Bamer Dorsey of Maben, Mississippi; son Scott Brewer (Joy) of Ringgold, GA; and daughter, Becky Carroll (Tim) of Soddy Daisy, TN; Grandchildren Sean and Colin Brewer, Terry Barnes, Sarah Williams, and several great grandchildren; special friends Dr. Al Brandon and canine companion Beau.
The family received friends on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 from 5-8:00 p.m.
The Funeral Service will be conducted on Wednesday morning, June 27, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. from the Chapel of Central Funeral Home with Bro. Dee Bethune officiating.
Burial will follow at the Chattanooga National Cemetery with Military Honors.
Arrangements with CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME of Manchester, TN. .