From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
TRUSSVILLE –Hospitalized at St. Vincent’s East for over two weeks, former sports editor of The Trussville Tribune, Coley Lauminick, died on Monday. He had faced a long battle with respiratory problems.
Lauminick had served as sports editor for The Eastern Jefferson County Courier & Press before taking over as sports editor at The Trussville Tribune, a position he held until health issues prevented him from continuing.
“Even after Coley had to give up the sports editor position, he continued to cover games as much as he could,” Tribune publisher Scott Buttram said. “He just wanted to be involved with high school sports in any way he could. I’m going to miss him. A lot of people are going to miss him.”
Lauminick, a Hewitt-Trussville graduate played football for coach Jack Wood and maintained a close relationship with his coach and teammates.
“Coley loved Coach Wood, loved his former teammates, his school, and loved Auburn football,” Buttram said. “As we expanded the coverage area of the newspaper, Coley fell in love with Clay-Chalkville and Pinson Valley, too. I think he had a great appreciation for high school athletics because he knew what an important role it had played in his own life.”
Friends of Lauminick turned to social media to express their sympathy to his family and share their thoughts and memories.
Rest in peace Coley Lauminick. You are and always will be my brother. You are the best friend I ever had. A great person…
Posted by Joseph Schilleci on Monday, April 11, 2016
Hard to believe this news. You can not say enough good things about this man. He was a genuine soul and gone way to…
Posted by Donn Williams on Monday, April 11, 2016
So saddened to hear this news. Coley was a great guy!!Loved coming tonCCHS softball games. RIP Coley. You will be missed.
Posted by Jane Matlock Reeves on Monday, April 11, 2016
They don’t come any kinder or nicer than Coley from Center Point. Always had a smile on his face no matter how he felt. I so badly hate to hear this…. Go Cubs Go, Coley!
Posted by Pat Coyne on Monday, April 11, 2016
Rest in peace, buddy. We had a lot of fun times covering ball games for The Trussville Tribune. You’ll definitely be missed!
Posted by Vaughn Harris on Monday, April 11, 2016
I just heard the news and am crushed….I just asked Coley what hospital he was in and planned to see him tomorrow. This…
Posted by Chris Solomon on Monday, April 11, 2016
What can you say about Coley? That is not the question. The question is what can’t you say about Coley? What a genuine…
Posted by Michael Vaughn on Monday, April 11, 2016
Coley, you were one of a kind. You were one of the kindest people whom I have ever known. You touched many lives in this…
Posted by Chris Rigdon on Monday, April 11, 2016
Class of 89 lost another brother today around noon. He has been In the hospital for a couple of weeks and everyone…
Posted by Traci Jeanne Bradshaw on Monday, April 11, 2016
Hate to hear this. Coley Lauminick was a great guy
Amy Lovell Blalock
You really don’t get any better than Coley Lauminick. He will be missed.
Gail Jordan Johnson
Very sorry to hear about Coley,
RIP Coley. Nobody loved Hewitt more. Bubba and Perry Walls
Diane Byrd Wyatt
Christina Johnson Sutton
Debra Ann Gray-Elliott
Ms. Inez, I am so sorry for your loss.
April Morton Herring
Haley Appleton Piersol
Sorry to hear the news of his passing. RIP Coley.