Larry Keith “Stride” Coleman of Fayetteville, NC passed away unexpectedly at
Cape Fear Valley Hospital on Thursday, 12 December 2019. He was born on 26
December 1950 in Littlefield, Texas.
Stride retired from the U.S. Army in September 1992 at Ft. Bragg, NC. His tours
of duty include Vicenza, Italy, Ft. Campbell KY, and Ft. Bragg NC. His awards include
Southwest Asia Service Medal w/ bronze service star-2, Kuwait Liberation Medal-Saudi
Arabia, Parachute Badge, Army Commendation Medal, Overseas Service Medal-2,
Army Achievement Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Bronze Service Star and
Meritorious Service Medal. He was also employed in Kuwait with a DOD contract for 12
Stride was someone you would never forget the first time you met him. His
humor was extraordinary. He enjoyed skeet shooting and fishing with his Pee Dee River
Wild Asses and spending time with his family in Texas and numerous friends in NC and
VA. His most famous quote to folks was “Quit Bullshitten”.
Stride was an alumni member of Augusta Military Academy in Fort Defiance, VA,
Phoenix Lodge #8 and the Sudan Shriners.
Stride is survived by his sister, Donna (Larry) Elder of Bangs, TX, nephews, Mike
Elder of Merkel, TX, John(Jessica) of Coleman, TX, nieces Lori(Larry) Greene, New
Kent, VA and Kimberly Bradner of Roanoke, VA and several great nieces and great
nephews and special cousin Robbie Gronewald(Bobby) of LaGrange, TX and cousin
Larry Bellar of Sudan, TX. He had two special friends, Sergeant Scott and Mark Smith.
Stride was preceded in death by his father Buddy Coleman, mother Laura
Graves, and sister Georgeann Bradner.
Visitation will be Wednesday, 18 December at Rogers-Breece Funeral Home on
Ramsey Street, Fayetteville, NC from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00. Burial services will be held at
12:00 noon at the Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery, Ft. Bragg with Military Honors
and Masonic Rites.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests monetary donations to Augusta Military
Academy Alumni Foundation, P.O. Box 100, Fort Definace, VA 24437. On-line
condolences for the family may be made at Rogers and Breece Funeral Home.
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Augusta Military Academy Alumni Foundation
P.O. Box 100, Fort Definace VA 24437