Wabash Valley Musicians Hall of Fame

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Musical History of Robert "Bob" Coleman

Musical Career 

Bob played bass guitar for many area bands, starting in his hometown of Greencastle, IN, and continuing when he moved to Terre Haute as an adult.  A few of the bands he performed with were Country Fever, The Midwest Playboys and the Tom Fagin Band.

Memorable Moments

One of Bob's bands was the opening act for The Beach Boys at one of their Indiana concerts in the late 1960's.

Hall of Fame

Bob passed away in 1993, just months before the Hall of Fame inducted its first class.  At the time, there was no Band of Angels, so he was inducted posthumously into the Class of 1994.  He was added to the Band of Angels when it was created.


Robert M. Coleman, Sr., 53, of Terre Haute and formerly of Greencastle died Tuesday evening, Jan. 12, 1993 in Heritage House Convalescent Center at Greencastle.  He was a retired postal clerk.  He was born May 11, 1939 to Russell J. Coleman and Jessie Pearl Morris Coleman.  Survivors include his fiancée, Donna Ellington of Terre Haute; two sons, Robert Morris of Terre Haute and William Russell of Colorado; two daughters, Lora Marie Clark and Michelle Mary Coleman of Brazil; one sister, Sharon K. Lane of Terre Haute; seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  He was a graduate of Greencastle High School and an Army veteran of the Korean War.  He was a member of Terre Haute Eagles Lodge.  Services are 2 p.m. Saturday in Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home at Greencastle, with the Rev. Paul Bowen officiating.  Burial is in Forest Hill Cemetery, with full military honors.

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Last update on 20 May 2015