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July 29th, 2014
Norman N. Coulter, 1930 to 2014

WIMBERLEYNorman Nathaniel Coulter, an 84-year-old Wimberley resident, died on Sunday, July 7.

Norman N. Coulter

Norman N. Coulter

He was born July 2, 1930 in Ashley County, Ark. to James Frank Coulter and Maybelle Rice Coulter, one of seven boys and two girls. He was raised by his step-mother, Venna Oreta Camp Coulter.

At high school in Gregory and later at college, Coulter was an athletic star, dubbed the “Triple Threat” although he actually competed in five sports. He was a pitcher for years in an international professional fast-pitch softball league.

Coulter served as a U.S. Army platoon sergeant in Korea between 1951 and 1953. He was awarded numerous medals including a Purple Heart.

Upon returning home from the war, Coulter married Jeannine Gerdes on June 5, 1954. The couple had three children — Mike Coulter, Mark Coulter and Jeff Coulter — who gave them four grandchildren — Brad, Jeanna, Samantha and Ashton.

He was a longtime employee of the Reynolds Metals Co. and later became a part owner of a Kingsville construction company, Arthur Brothers Inc. He later left to start his own firm, CINCO Construction and Engineering Co., also based in Kingsville.

Upon what he thought was his retirement in 1982, he moved to Wimberley where he enjoyed playing golf and living in the Hill Country. Six years later, however, Coulter accepted a position as construction manager at Celanese Chemical in Clear Lake, a job he held for 10 years. In 1998, he retired again and returned to Wimberley where he lived until his death.

Visitation will be held 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 29 at Thomason Funeral Home, 2001 Old Ranch Road 12 in San Marcos. A recitation of the holy rosary will begin at 8 p.m.

Services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 30 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 14711 Ranch Road 12 in Wimberley. He will be buried at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 31 at the Sinton Cemetery, 203 Sinton St. in Sinton.

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