Funeral services for Gene Leshe Sr., age 82, of Yantis, will be held at 3:00 P.M. on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Chapel with David Brewer officiating. Interment will follow with military honors at Rock Hill Cemetery with Chris Quick, Nick Mead, Jeff Tedford, Brent Killam, Gerald Killam, Wesley Killam, Darren Watson and David Anglin serving as pallbearers and David Behan, Kevin Gannon serving as honorary pallbearers. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.
Mr. Leshe passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at his residence. He was born on November 27, 1934, in Shreveport, LA, the son of Brooks Talton Leshe and Annie Ashford Henderson. He married Mary Pew in Sulphur Springs on August 2, 1985. He served in the Army, was of the Baptist faith, a member of the Masonic Lodge of Yantis, owned and operated a lawnmower repair shop and retired from Quality Control for the State of Texas, Human Services where he worked for 35 years.
Gene is survived by his wife, Mary Leshe; daughter Shawn Leshe; son, Gene Leshe Jr.; daughter, Lari Folmar and husband Mark Folmar; grandchildren, Brandy Quick and husband Chris, Candice Mead and husband Nick, Magen Leshe, Misty Leshe, Cory Armstrong, Rachael Folmar, Ryan Folmar; 10 great grandchildren; brother Wayne Leshe; sister, Beverly Schmedthorst.
Arrangements are under the direction of Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.