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Greg Mellwood Coleman, 63, of Saluda, died Friday, November 6, 2020, at his residence.
Born on June 9, 1957, in Newberry, he was a son of Dorothy Mills Coleman and the late George Mellwood Coleman. Greg was a lifelong resident and farmer in Saluda County. He graduated from Saluda High School in 1975 and was an all-conference defensive lineman for Saluda. He was a member of the 1973 conference champion football team which played for the upper state championship. Greg was member of the Saluda County 4-H Dairy Club and the Saluda Chapter of the FFA. He showed many dairy cows at the SC State Fair and continued that love with his sons, Lewis and Thomas. He was a graduate of Clemson University where he studied Agriculture Education. Mr. Coleman worked on the family dairy farm, Melldoro Farms, and later retired from Amick Farms. He was a member of Pine Pleasant Baptist Church where he was a lifetime deacon. He was a member of the Saluda County Cattleman's Association, SC Farm Bureau and Duck's Unlimited. He was a member of IPTAY and a lifelong Clemson fan. He had a great love for the land and especially enjoyed deer hunting. His laughter and story-telling will be missed by all that knew him.
He is survived in addition to his mother, Dorothy Coleman by his wife, Kathy Young Coleman of the home; a son, Lewis Patrick Coleman of Orlando, FL; sisters, Angelyn Dorn (Jim) of Edgefield, Helene Neeley (Bob) of Lexington, NC and Melanie Schumpert (Jacob) of Saluda and a grandson, Weyman Anthony Coleman. Mr. Coleman was predeceased by a son, Thomas Young Coleman and a brother, David Patrick Coleman.
Memorials may be made to the Thomas Young Coleman Memorial Endowment, through the Clemson University Foundation, P.O Box 1889, Clemson, SC 29633, or Pine Pleasant Baptist Church, 457 Pine Pleasant Church Road, Saluda, SC 29138.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, November 28, 2020, at Pine Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery.
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