On October 7, 1965, Bobby Joe Coleman was born in San Antonio, Texas to Connie Lee Coleman and Betty Hamilton. He attended the public schools of Victoria, Texas. Bobby met and married Melissa Beard and they shared twenty one wonderful years together. He worked for Victoria Independent School District for ten years. Later he moved to San Antonio, Texas and became employed with the Yantis Company where he worked as a driver for several years. He later became employed with All American Excavation until his passing. Bobby loved horses, he would call them his babies. He was a calf roper, and when not dealing with his horses you would find him fishing. His favorite words were "get one done" and "get to knocking". He slipped away quietly on Friday, August 16, 2013. Bobby will be greatly missed. He was proceeded in death by his father, Connie Lee Coleman and his sister's Betty Hardrick and Claudia Jones. He leaves to cherish his memory a loving wife, Melissa Beard Coleman; mother, Betty Hamilton; son, Bobby Joe Coleman, Jr.; four daughters, Claudia Coleman, Helena Coleman, Stephanie Coleman and Candace Mahan; eight brothers, Kenneth Coleman (Rochelle), George Coleman, Bill Coleman, Jimmy Jones, James Jones, Charles Larking and Johnny Jones; three sisters, Carolyn Reichwein, Gladys Odem and Dorothy Haynes, many nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of relatives and friends.

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  1. May I offer my sincere condolences to you on the death of Bobby Joe. May your hearts find comfort in God’s Word where it states: “He will swallow up death forever, and the Lord will wipe the tears from all faces.” (Isaiah 25:8) May your loved one awaken to a world where there will be peace (John 5:28,29; Psalm 37:11), no sickness (Isaiah 33:24), and no more troubles (Revelation 21:4) throughout eternity (Psalm 37:29). May your hearts find comfort and hope in God’s Word, family, friends and good memories at this time. My deepest sympathy to you.

  2. On behalf of the Village at Incarnate Word family we offer our condolences to you Melissa and your family on the loss of your dear husband. Our prayers are with you during this difficult time and please know that you are not alone. Your Village family is here for you and all of us including the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word are thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers.

  3. To Melissa Beard & family, I extend sincere condolences in the sudden passing of your husband. The measure of our days are fleeting but know you are not alone as we pass through this world into the next with the Loving Heavenly Father as our constant companion & guide. Matthew 28:20 confirms that “I am with you always”. As you travel life’s weary road let Jesus lift your heavy load. May you know that I am upliftng you up in a special prayer for you & family, that God will be all that you need in your hour of sorrow.


    Sandra Jennings, LVN

    St. Philip’s College, CNA Instructor

  4. Too Melissa beard nd family I am truly sorry for your passing..you all in my prayer’s.. god bless you all..

  5. Melissa and the Colman family you all have my Condolences and may the Lord comfort and keep you during time of bereavement. One may be absent from the body, but never from the Heart. May your Love one Rest in Peace.

  6. my sincere condolences, melissa, bobby jr n claudia. we’ll always cherish the great moments we spent with him. sincelery: oscar, maria, oscar jr. and selena contreras!!!

  7. Melissa and all of Bobby Joe’s family, the prayers of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word are with all of you as you face the tragic death of your loved one. We all must take our strength from our faith in the words of our Saviour Jesus Christ, “In my Father’s house there are many mansions. I go to prepare a place for you.”

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