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Leroy Davis

Obituary

Funeral services for Leroy Davis, 92, of Tyler are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at St. James Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Dews officiating.

Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery under direction of Community Funeral Home of Tyler.

Mr. Davis died Sept. 16, 2012, in Greenbrier Nursing & Rehab.

He was born Jan. 20, 1920, in Cuney and attended Cuney public schools. He had resided in Tyler for 70 years. He was a member of St. James Baptist Church, serving on the deacon ministry. He was a retired chef, having worked at Carlton and Blackstone hotels and Willow Brook Country Club.

He was preceded in death by son, Joe C. Davis; special friend, Loutishia Davis; a twin sister; and two brothers.

Survivors include daughter-in-law, Ruth Davis, Houston; daughters, Francelia Dilworth and Hettie L. Thompson, both of Tyler; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and caring friends.

Family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on Sept. 21, 2012
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