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Boyce Rickner Coleman, M.D.
January 19, 1943 - April 2, 2015
© Criswell Funeral Home
Submitted by: Jo Aguirre


Services for Boyce Rickner Coleman, M. D., 72, of Ada are 2:00 p.m. Monday at the First United Methodist Church, Rev. David Daniel will officiate. Burial will follow at Rosedale Cemetery.

Dr. Coleman died Thursday, April 2, 2015 at an Ada care center. He was born January 19, 1943 in Ft. Worth, Texas to Carl and Jewell Rickner Coleman. He and his family moved to Ada from Tulsa when he was in Jr. High school. He graduated from Ada High School, attended the University of Oklahoma and East Central University and received his medical degree from the University of Arkansas.

He married Susan Craig September 5, 1980. Dr. Coleman was a Medical Doctor and Anesthesiologist for 38 years at Valley View Regional Hospital, and later served as the Medical Director for the Konawa Clinic. He was a farmer/rancher, a member of the Pontotoc Cattleman’s Association, board member of the Oklahoma Thoroughbred Horse Association and board member and former president of Oak Hills Golf and Country Club. He was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity, the Sooner Club, Ada Booster Club, and the East Central Tiger Booster Club. Dr. Coleman was a member of the First United Methodist Church and had served in the U. S. Air Force.

Survivors include his wife, Susan, of the home; daughter, Christy Glaze and husband Danny, Camden, AR; son, Brian Coleman and wife Sarah, Norman; daughter, Keri Norris and husband Ty, Ada; and son, Bradley Coleman and wife Kaylie, Ada; his grandchildren, Seth Glaze, Dru Glaze and Bobby Glaze, Gabi Coleman, Jake Coleman, Dillon Hyden, Coleman Prince and Bailey Norris; and two great-granddaughters, Jaycie and Mattie Glaze.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his four-legged children, Panther and Sadie.

Bearers will be Buck Buxton, Jerry Northcutt, Don Hood, Don Byrd, Bob Stick and Charlie Vest. Honorary bearers will be the Ada High School Class of 1961.

The family says those who wish may make memorials to the First United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 566, or the Dr. Raniyah Ramadan Scholarship –c/o East Central University Foundation, P. O. Box Y-8, Ada, OK 74821.

Obituaries may be viewed and online condolences sent to Criswell Funeral Home.

Criswell Funeral Home, Ada


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