R. C. Coleman
He left school after only a few years, and by age 13 he was working full time on the family farm.
In the early 1950s, Coleman Auto Parts was sold and work began on a new project, Coleman Lakes, a recreational fishing business in McCalla. Coleman Lakes opened for business in 1953. With his son Bud, he managed Coleman Lakes until he became too ill to work in early 1958.
- Coleman, Bill (March 2016) The History of Rock Mountain in Jefferson County, Alabama (Second Printing, Revised). CreateSpace Publishing. ISBN 1530625343
- Coleman, Bill (March 2016) The Life and Times of Bud Coleman of Jefferson County, Alabama. Book One: 1929 - 1978. CreateSpace Publishing. ISBN 153084505X