Billy Max Coleman

The rock and anchor of our family, Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, Great, Great  Grandfather, passed away Thursday afternoon September 10th, 2020 at the age of 83, of complications of leukemia.

Billy Max Coleman was born September 27th, 1936 in Big Springs, Texas to Deck Coleman and Dorothy Inez Maxwell. He married his high school sweetheart, Billie Frances Gunn October 5th, 1956 in Odessa Texas. Together they raised 4 children and have been together in love and devotion for 63 years.

Proceeding him in death besides his parents was his only sibling Gary Dean Coleman.

He is survived by his wife Billie Coleman and children, Stephanie Jemmett (Wes), Melissa Pettit (Chris), Shannon Zarris (Paul), and Max Coleman (Penny), 11 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and 3 great, great, grandchildren.

If you asked 100 people who Billy Max was, they would tell you he was a farmer, a sign language interpreter, a musician, a rough neck, a Texas Tech graduate, a gambler, a game player, a golfer, a maker and inventor of the indoor ski simulator, an electronic technician in the naval reserve, a mechanic, a rocket scientist, a dog lover, trainer and flyball enthusiast, a math and chemistry tutor, a cheerleader of girl’s gymnastics and ballet, a protector, a rescuer, a defender and guardian angel, a calm and gentle giant, but most of all modest and humble. The world has lost a great and irreplaceable man who will be missed by all who knew him.

A Celebration of Life will be held in his honor on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 South Bluff Street in St. George, Utah. To watch the event live, or up to 90 days after the service, go to and enter event number: 37113 and password: BMC2020

Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S Bluff St, St. George, Utah. Friends and family are invited to sign his online guestbook at




Second Visitation


2:00 p.m.


Spilsbury Mortuary Chapel
110 S. Bluff
St. George, UT


Guest Book

3 Responses

  1. Billy Max will be missed by so many. Not only family but a gang of friends. I will miss him. He helped raise me and never once did he threaten to send me home. Rip till we meet again.

  2. Coda and Jon Hampton, Wylie, TX – We will miss you, dear Brother-in-law. So many memories! So much love! May your family be comforted by the sweet memories of your all-encompassing love. You live on in our hearts. Rest well, dear Brother.

  3. We wish we could be there with the family to “Celebrate” the life of this incredible man. Lifting the family up in prayer at this time..

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