By: E&P Staff
The Dallas Morning News has reported the Aug. 4 death of former pressman Lincoln C. Coleman Sr. He was 61.
A Morning News production staffer for 22 years, the paper noted his proudest page rolled off the press in 1993 with a story and picture of his son. In his breakout game for the Dallas Cowboys, Lincoln Coleman Jr. carried the ball six times for 41 yards against the Miami Dolphins.
Byron Coleman told the Morning News‘ Joel Simnacher that his father, and Air Force veteran, was strong, tough and “very smart. He could deal with numbers better than anybody I ever knew.” Waynita L. Coleman said her husband could fix almost anything.
After he retired from the Morning News in 1996, Coleman earned an associate degree from El Centro College and a technical certificate from Eastfield College. He worked as a substitute teacher in public schools and operated a flower shop after becoming a certified master gardener.
His family told the Morning News that he remained active until suffering a stroke in 2002.
Coleman is survived by a third son, a daughter, six sisters; three brothers; and 11 grandchildren.