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LeeRoy Leifeste

LeeRoy Alvin Leifeste Jr.

Saturday, July 27th, 1929 - Thursday, May 21st, 2020
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Obituary

Graveside service for LeeRoy Alvin Leifeste, Jr., 90, of Cleburne, will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Sunday, May 24, 2020 in Trinity United Methodist Cemetery in Castell, Texas.

LeeRoy pasted away Thursday, May 21, 2020 in Cleburne. He was born July 21, 1929 in San Antonio to LeeRoy Alvin Sr. and Pauleen (Jersig) Leifeste. LeeRoy married Mary Anne Minnick on February 27, 1953 in Fort Worth. He worked as a clerk for Santa Fe Railroad before retiring. He was known for telling jokes and never the same one twice. LeeRoy was known and well respected. He always tried to build people up to better themselves. He was a supporter of children’s home in Cherokee, Texas. He conceptionalized the initial design for Buffalo Creek Improvement.

LeeRoy is survived by his wife, Mary Anne Minnick; sons, Jerry Leifeste, LeeRoy Leifeste III and wife Terri, Robert Leifeste; daughters Olivia Darby and husband Gary, Nevylen Tucker; grandchildren, Tiffany Dawson, Dorey Leifeste, Nevlyne Gonzales, Patrick Darby, Lee Leifeste, Jacquelyn Johnson, Eddie Leifeste, Michael Leifeste, Todd Tucker, Tara Steadman, Chad Tucker; 17 great- grandchildren; 1 great-great- grandchild; sister Polly Ricksecker
LeeRoy is preceded in death by his parent; brother Edward Huey and wife Anne.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Sunday, May 24th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Sunday, May 24th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Trinity United Methodist Cemetery
    Address
    CASTELL, TX
    Notes
    Graveside Service
  • Interment

    Location
    Trinity United Methodist Cemetery
    Address
    CASTELL, TX

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Tim Whitlock

Posted at 06:32pm
LeeRoy Leifeste was a wonderful man and true friend. He led an extraordinary life. Elizabeth and I are thankful to have known him for nearly 40 years. We love your family and are praying for you. May God bless and comfort you at this time as you cherish the memories. You all have an awesome family legacy and heritage. I love this photo, makes one assume he was a prankster and a bit mischievous as a boy.
Tim & Elizabeth Whitlock
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