Caruthers Askew Coleman Jr.

Saturday 2nd of March 1929 - Thursday 11th of April 2019

Caruthers Askew Coleman Jr.

Caruthers Askew Coleman, Jr., 90, passed away peacefully while surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, April 11, 2019. Caruthers was born on March 2, 1929 in Ashland, Kentucky to the late Caruthers Askew and Dora McPherson (Hoge) Coleman.

Caruthers “B” enjoyed growing up in Kentucky and through his 90 years, also enjoyed summering with family, nieces and nephews, and other extended family in Leland, Michigan.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Katharine Rodes Coleman; sisters Louise Coleman Jones of Lexington, KY and Dora Coleman Fleming of Kentfield, CA, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Milward Funeral Directors are entrusted with Mr. Coleman’s arrangements. His family will observe a private celebration of his life.  In honor of his legacy, please direct memorial donations in lieu of flowers to the Lexington Philharmonic, 161 N. Mill St., Lexington, KY 40507 and/or the Leelanau Conservancy P.O. Box 1007, Leland, MI 49654.

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Clyde Reynolds Carpenter


Dear Rhodes: I am deeply saddened to learn about the death of B this morning as announced in the Lexington Herald Leader. B was a wonderful person in every respect, a very talented and brilliant architect who was a great mentor for me and also a dear fiend to whom I will forever be indebted for his generous spirit, support and encouragement i was so very fortunate to receive as an architecture student working for him during summers when I was home in Lexington on breaks from the University of Pennsylvania and which continued later then as I became an architect in Lexington and faculty member in the architecture program at the University of Kentucky. It has been a great honor and privilege to have you and B as friends sharing so many great times together. There no words that can adequately express my appreciation and gratitude for all that you both have meant to me on my life journey. I know that this is an incredible personal loss of the greatest magnitude for you. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers and that you have my deepest and heartfelt sympathy and that you have my very best wishes for the days ahead. Clyde Carpenter

3 months ago