L. E. Jeffreys
© Durant Daily Democrat - October 2, 2007
Submitted by: Catherine Caldwell
Services for L. E. Jeffreys, 81, of New Allison, who passed away Friday, Sept. 28, 2007 with his loving family by his side, will be held at Brown's Funeral Service Chapel Wednesday, Oct. 3rd, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Charles Williams will officiate.
L. E. was born April 2, 1926, in Bennington, to Henry Madison Lee and Eva May (McGee) Jeffreys. He served his country in the United States Army 7th Division from 1945 to 1947. He served in the South Pacific Theater where he was sent to Korea to patrol the 38th parallel until he was injured and returned to William Beaumont Hospital, treated and returned to duty. He was in charge of all movies, base dances, the radio station, and personal appearances for the USO at the WB Hospital and Fort Bliss until his discharge. Upon his discharge he went to work as a carpenter foreman and within 9 months he became the General Construction Superintendent. He built schools, churches, jails, libraries, hospitals, as well as part of Love Field. He eventually went into business for himself building and remodeling custom homes. Later in life he became a rancher, which he enjoyed the most. He was a man of his word. He had an exemplary work ethic. He instilled in all his children a true love and appreciation for all things that God created, plant, animal, and mankind. His greatest pleasure in life was his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They shared 63 wonderful years with never a dull moment.
L. E. was preceded in death by his baby daughter Eva Lillian Jeffreys; son William Lentin Jeffreys; father and mother Henry and Eva Jeffreys; brothers Jesse Lee and William Eugene Jeffreys; and sisters Earlene Nolan and Paulette Acuff.
L. E. is survived by his wife Billie June Jeffreys of the home for 63 years as of October 11, 2007; sons Lynn Jeffreys and wife Charlotte of Soper, and Lesley Jeffreys of Calera; daughters LeeOra Washburn and husband Tom of Sherman, Texas, Loraine Grady and husband Bob of McKinney, Texas, Loretta Gustavson of Durant, Leatrice Ann Parham and husband Robert of Terlton, and Leah Tyner and husband Roy of Calera; grandsons Jeff, Chris, and Jamey Hale, Brian Jeffreys, Nathan and Jesse Jeffreys, Chad Grady, Joshua, Keith, and Dusty Jeffreys, Jason, Richard, and Matthew Gustavson, C.W. and Eli Parham, and Roy Jacob "L.E." Tyner; granddaughters Brandy Holloway, April Ward, Christal Klaugus, Melissa Brown, Amanda Jeffreys, Barbie Miller and Lacy Blackburn; 42 great-grandchildren; step brother Dwaine McBee; as well as other nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and a host of friends.
Interment will be in Highland Cemetery with grandsons, Jeff Hale, Chris Hale, Jamey Hale, Brian Jeffreys, Nathan Jeffreys, Jesse Jeffreys, Chad Grady, Joshua Jeffreys, Keith Jeffreys, Dusty Jeffreys, Jason Gustavson, Richard Gustavson, Matthew Gustavson, C.W. Parham, Eli Parham, and Roy Jacob "L.E." Tyner serving as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 7-8 p.m.
The family wishes to thank Hospice Center of Durant, Dr. Jaiswal, Sheila, Larissa, Betty, Kim, Jennifer, Carol, Annie, Tiffiny, David Hayes, Wanda James, Wanda Williams, and Greg Hatch. They also want to thank Hopper and Sue McGee, Patsy Graham, Helen Jeffreys and all the McGee cousins. All of our Bennington neighbors especially Larry and Mary Knight, and all our Chestnut Lane neighbors for all their love and support.
Condolences may be sent to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reference the name of the deceased in all correspondence.
Brown's Durant Funeral Service is handling the arrangements.
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