Kenneth Jasper Coleman, Jr., 56 of Lawrenceville, Georgia, went home to his beloved Savior on December 5, 2018, surrounded by his wife and children. He was a dedicated, selfless, and abundantly loving husband, father, grandfather, grandson, son, brother, uncle and mentor to many. Ken devoted his life to serving others. He had a generous spirit and silently and unselfishly helped others in need both financially and personally. He enjoyed giving back to his community by donating to local sports programs. Ken left behind a wonderful gift of love that touched the lives of all who knew him. His sense of humor was contagious and could make anyone laugh. He was an angel on Earth and everyone loved him. Ken was born in Greensboro, North Carolina on November 26, 1962, where he graduated in 1981 from Dillard High School. After he graduated high school, he worked for several plumbing and welding companies. In 1998, he started his own plumbing company, Psycho Plumbing. He also was a plumbing instructor at the University of Florida. When he wasn’t working, he enjoyed going deep sea fishing, riding his motorcycle, going bear hunting, entertaining and cooking. His wife, children and grandchildren were his life and he enjoyed every minute he got to spend with them. Ken is preceded in death by his stepfather, Bill Myers; grandfather, Charlie Capes; grandmother, Pearl Coleman; and uncle, Don Isley. He is survived by his parents, Elaine Myers, Kenneth Coleman and wife Gloria; his beloved wife of 35 years, Cynthia “Cindy” Hudson Coleman; his son, Christopher Coleman; daughter Jennifer Webb and husband Matthew; grandchildren Brayden and Brylee; grandmother, Ella Mae Capes; brothers Richard Coleman and wife Luann, Andrew Coleman and wife Sharon, and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Mr. Coleman will be held Friday, December 7, 2018 at 11:00 am at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel in Lawrenceville with Pastor Troy Bush officiating. Interment will follow at Gwinnett Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel in Lawrenceville on Thursday, December 6, 2018 from 4:00- 8:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Ken’s memory to the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta online at www.choa.org or 1001 Johnson Ferry Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30342-1605. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wagesandsons.com.

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  1. My husband, Mike, had known Kenny for many, many years in his work. I remember Mike telling me, “He’s kind of like a Mature Audience Larry the Cable Guy, you’re gonna love him when you meet him.” And I did. And Mike thought so very highly of him. He was always the most helpful, sweetest man, always made me laugh, and we couldn’t have asked for a better guy to do business with. We know he’s going to be missed terribly by everyone who knew him.
    ***Rest in peace, sweet man, hope you saved all the good jokes for Jesus***

  2. This family will miss everything about you, Ken. We are Thankful we were so fortunate to know you, be friends with you and spent so many fun times with you. We Love you, Ken!!!!

  3. You were an amazing man, father, and grandfather. You will truly be missed and were and will continue to be loved by many. This is not goodbye this is see you later, until next time. Love you Papa Ken

  4. Yogi/Ken was a wonderful man and he will be greatly missed. He had a great personality and always knew how to make you laugh he had the best since of humor. My heart goes out to the Coleman family in this difficult time. May God comfort you in your time of grief. Love you all.

  5. Going to miss you Ken !! Who is gonna tell me “you clean up good for a white girl”, your corny jokes you would tell with your dry sense of humor, your concern for me and my children at one of the hardest times in our lives, my plumbing savior and so much more. I know your riding fast and free on your motorcycle and will be fishing in God’s oceans. One of the best friends a girl could ever have. Not goodbye but see ya later. Love…..

  6. Cindy, Chris, Jennifer-You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Please let us know if there’s anything we can do for you.

  7. Ken you touched so many lives including mine. I am so lucky to have had you as a boss and as a mentor in my life. I am forever grateful for everything you and Ms Coleman and your family have ever done for me. I will always cherish all of our memories especially yo introducing me to deep sea fishing. The lord has gained one of the greatest to ever walk the earth. You would do anything for anyone and would talk to anybody as well. Until we meet again I will be here for anything your family may need.
    Much love to you and the Coleman Family

  8. Ken, you were an amazing husband, father, grandfather, son, brother and friend. Your smile and caring heart will carry on through our memories and continue to be loved by many. God has gained an amazing angel. Cindy, Chris and Jen many god comfort you in your time of grief. Love to you all.

  9. If you look for friend in the dictionary , Kenny’s photo will be next to it ! I was with him in Tampa at a training class a few years ago.When the class was finished he drove all the way across to Daytona to purchase a bike week t-shirt for a friend .I can’t say enough about the love and selflessness of Kenny.Count carefully because you will have less than a handful of friends in life with the caliber of this man ! Fairwell Kenny. We will meet again in heaven!

  10. We are so sorry. We wish we could have met him. But Cindy had a wonderful husband and wonderful father for their children. Prayers for the family. Rest in Peace, Ken ❤

  11. Ken was a great man and had an amazing spirit I had several conversations with him and enjoyed every one we had. A selfless man and a dedicated father husband and grandfather. He will truely be missed and his kinder will live on through his family and his legacy will forever be known love you man I hope you are relaxing on a boat in the ocean of the sky with the big man catching some killer big ones ! Fly high and let your light shine on everyone who has been affected by this tragic loss

  12. In 1997 we were reluctant to move from NC to GA , but Ken and Cindy introduced themselves and we knew we would be just fine because they would be our neighbors.
    We’ve come to consider them as family and always will
    All I know is ,someone better learn how to whistle and yell across the street,”Hey Sexy Lady”!!!”You Clean up good”!!!

  13. Lord,I loved this man! When I would see him,I’d say what going on Ken? he would reply” I ain’t making no noise”or nothing bubba when I grow up I wanna be just like you! Truth is Ken, I wanna be like you! Big heart ,Big smile,great family man, lived to give! Ken gave his money,time,heart to all that knew him. I will miss your being here Ken. I will carry you in my heart, Everytime I see a plumber on his “Tonka Toy”or the sound of a Harley or hear”Stand right there Im gonna make you a superstar” You will be there. So Ken When I grow up I wanna be just like you!

  14. Ricky and Andrew,
    We are so sorry for your loss. We never met Ken but we’ve heard about him and it sounded as if he were a good man. Please know you and your families are in our thoughts and prayers.

  15. Ken was a one of a kind man. Never have I seen such a selfless man. I know he touched so many people, me included. I will always remember you Ken and you clean up pretty good for a white man. Love you too Cindy and I hope that you will call me if you ever need to talk to someone that has walked in your shoes. Prayers for a great family.

  16. I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. (Ken) Yogi had a sweet and generous spirit. Even though it had been many decades since I’ve seen him, he will always be remembered as a very kind and special soul. I am praying for all of his family and I hope that you find peace in knowing that you will meet him again. Love endures, always.

  17. To a wonderful family who bring an have brought many smiles to our faces, I am so sorry for your loss. God bless you all.

  18. All the words in the world could not express the footprint that you have left on this earth. You could always bring a smile to anyone’s face – even if it was a stranger walking past you – with a kind word or a funny one liner. You have built a legacy within the people you have touched that will live on for many, many years to come. You used to tell me that someone once said you can only be the vessel. You lived that daily and so many people are better for it, including me. I am so glad that I got to spend the time with you that I did. Coming to work for you was one of the best decisions I ever made, but you were more than a boss – you were family. I know that you are looking down on us all from your place in Heaven with no pain and smiling at a job well done. Your work here is done. Catch a big one for us up there!

  19. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. The bond between the three brothers has always been strong. It may never be the same but your memories will last forever. We are so sorry and our prayers will continue.

  20. We are so sorry for your loss. In our industry, sometimes customers can become friends. Kenny was just that. A friend.
    May God’s grace be with you at this time.

  21. So very sorry for your loss. I know he will be missed greatly. May God be with and comfort the family in this time of grief.

  22. Sorry for your loss. We have know Ken for years. He always had a way of brightening up a room. He will be missed.

  23. Cindy I am so sorry for your loss. Ken was a amazing guy and always had a smile on his face. I’m sure he will be missed. My prayers go out to you and your family.

  24. Our deepest condolences. Ken was a kind man with a kind soul. Along with helping us on a whims notice, our family considered him a good friend, but then again Ken was everyones friend. We shared many a good story about the Outer Banks. Keep fishing Ken. You will be missed my friend.

  25. Cindy and family,
    You are in our thoughts and prayers. We can’t imagine how difficult the coming days will be. But, we pray and trust that God will give you strength and comfort and the most wonderful memories until we all see Ken again! How blessed we are to know that death is not the end for those who love the Lord.

  26. Kenny was someone I met through business several years ago. I am sure I wasn’t the only person he called “baby boy” , but I always felt like he was my buddy. He was always giving with his time and knowledge. I appreciated his honestly and sense of humor. He is gone far too soon. My family and I will be praying for everyone involved.

  27. My family and I are saddened to learn of your loss. May God give you the strength you need at this difficult time. May this scripture comfort you. 2Corithians 1:3,4 It helps knowing God is there for us no matter what.

  28. Kenny you will be truly missed by everyone here especially that big ol’ smile that you always had no matter what and oh yeah DON’T HATE ME CAUSE I’M BEAUTIFUL BABY

  29. I am beyond words grateful to you for taking my oldest son under your wing and being a positive role model and mentor in his life. You, along with your entire family have made a tremendous impact and a forever impression on Zach’s life. Every time I hear the words ‘hot chocolate’ I will now, more than before, think of you, Ken — That was your nickname for Zach! Thank you for always being you and for having a huge heart and influence on so many people.

  30. I want to send my blessing and prayers to the family . I recently moved in the neighborhood and I must say Ken was the best neighbor anyone could ask for. Ken was a happy person and it was contagious. Ken was just simply a great person. I will miss you buddy.

  31. All the members of the Peach State “1788” Chapter of the American Backflow Prevention Association (ABPA) wish to express our deepest condolences. We remember Ken and he will be missed!

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