He was born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina on June 4, 1921 to the late Norris B. and Matilda F. Hall. He attended public school in Belgrade, Maine and attended the University of Maine at Farmington from 1946 to 1948 and received his B.S. in Recreation Administration from Springfield College in Massachusetts.
Mr. Coulling was a U.S. Air Force/European Theatre Veteran. He was a retired professional baseball player and was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates and spent most of his career in the minor leagues as a pitcher. He was later drafted by the Baltimore Orioles. He was inducted into the state of Maine baseball Hall of Fame in 1999. He also retired as the Executive Director of Oglebay Institute and was the Superintendent of Recreation and Managing Director of the Moorestown Community House, Moorestown, New Jersey.
He was a member of the Elm Grove United Methodist Church, where he served as past president of the Administrative Board and past member of the Board of Trustees; a member of the former Ohio Valley Medical Center Committee on the Protection of Human Subjects; a member of the Wheeling Rotary Club since 1960 where he served as Vice President in 1969 and as President in 1970 and was named a Paul Harris Fellow; Mr. Coulling was appointed a member of "Friends of the West Virginia Northern Community College" in 1983; member of the Blue Pencil Club.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by one brother and one sister.
Surviving are his wife; Betty Ann Coulling; a son, Clark Coulling and his wife, Louise of Wheeling, W.Va.; two daughters; Karen Coulling, of Wheeling, W.Va. and Brenda Bonenberger and her husband Ken of Cleveland, Ohio; nine grandchildren; six great- grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Robert Duguay of Wilton, Maine; a nephew, Tom Chapman of Wilton, Maine; two nieces, Paula Doughty of Farmington, Maine and Nancy Meehan, Va.
Friends will be received 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at the Kepner Funeral Home, National Road at Bethany Pike, Wheeling, W.Va. (304) 232-2732. Services will be held at the Elm Grove United Methodist Church on Wednesday, February 9, 2011. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling.
In lieu of flowers the family request memorial contributions be made to the Oglebay Institute, C/O Oglebay Park, Wheeling, W.Va. or the Elm Grove United Methodist Church, 125 Kruger St., Wheeling, W.Va.