Born: November 1, 1869, Bardstown, Kentucky.
Died: February 13, 1946, Dallas, Texas.
Buried: Grove Hill Memorial Park, Dallas, Texas.
Robert was the son of Thomas Henry Coleman and Quintella Belle Jones, and husband of Lura Pearl Dye (married February 1890).
He attended Georgetown College in Kentucky, and moved to Texas at a young age.
He lived first in Plano, Texas, where he unsuccessfully ran for political office. After moving to Dallas, he became a lay assistant to George W. Truett, pastor of the First Baptist Church there.
From 1908–14, he was business manager of the Baptist Standard newspaper, and for several years was president of the Texas Baptist Young Peoples Union.