Wednesday, December 1, 2010


On Wednesday, November 24 we received the tragic news that our friend and Red Cross volunteer Greg Coleman had died in a plane crash in Florida.  It was a stunning turn of events on the day before Thanksgiving.  Greg was piloting his plane to Florida with his mother in law, Charlene Black Miller and her brother, James Patrick Black as passengers.  The family was gathering in Florida for their annual Thanksgiving Day celebration.

Greg was an accomplished attorney with several successful appearances before the Supreme Court. He was Texas’ first Solicitor General.  He was also a devoted father and husband.  He had been a member of the Board of Directors of the American Red Cross of Central Texas since 2008.

On a personal note, I will always remember Greg as soft spoken but brilliant.  He said very little during most board meetings but when he did speak we all listened. 

Memorial contributions can be made in Greg’s memory to the American Red Cross of Central Texas, or to the Gregory S. Coleman Memorial Scholarship Fund at the University of Texas, School of Law.

Marty McKellips, CEO of the American Red Cross of Central Texas

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