Walter Lee "Butch" Coleman
(May 4, 1958 - January 26, 1994)

HARRISONBURG, VA – Walter Lee “Butch” Coleman, 35, of Ventura, CA and formerly of Grottoes, VA and Waynesboro, VA, died Wednesday January 26, 1994, in Ventura, CA.

He was born Sunday May 4, 1958, in Grottoes, VA.

He is survived by his mother, Kathleen Inez Dalton, of Richmond, VA; a brother, Anthony Coleman, of Richmond, VA; and his grandmother, Dorothy Garrison, of Grottoes, VA.

[Daily News Record – Harrisonburg, Virginia – Tuesday February 1, 1994 – Page 5]

NOTE (2021-02-07): Butch arrived in Ventura County, CA in early 1984 and for the last year of his life was employed by Gaviota Maintenance Services Inc. as a “ROUSTABOUT” in “OFF SHORE OIL PRODUCTION.” Butch “NEVER MARRIED” and his final residence was 495 Burnham Road, Oak View, CA 93022-9322. On Tuesday January 11, 1994, Butch was admitted to Ventura County Medical Center (VCMC), 3291 Loma Vista Road, Ventura, CA 93003-3099. Dr. John G. Prichard, M.D. treated Butch for “2 WEEKS,” diagnosing him with “BACTERIAL PNEUMONIA” due to “STAPHYLOCOCCAL ENDOCARDITIS” due to “YEARS” of “INTRAVENOUS HEROIN USE.” On Wednesday January 26, 1994 at 1:35 AM, Butch, 35, passed away while an inpatient at VCMC. On Friday February 4, 1994, Dr. Prichard cited Butch’s immediate cause of death as “RESPIRATORY FAILURE,” due to the secondary causes described supra. Subsequently, Butch’s remains were transported to Joseph P. Reardon Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 757 E. Main Street, Ventura, CA 93001-2905, for cremation. On Tuesday February 8, 1994, Butch’s cremains were transited from Ventura, CA to Port Republic, VA for interment at Port Republic Cemetery.

[State of California Certificate of Death (State File Number 94-061712)]