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Willis Leitschuh Sr. (6-18-12) service 6-23-12


Willis Leitschuh Sr.

Mr. Willis Martin Leitschuh Sr. of Adamsville, departed this life Monday, June 18, at the age of 79 years, 3 months, and 4 days at his home.

Mr. Leitschuh was born in Mt. Pleasant, Miss., March 14, 1933, to the late Alfred Willis and Estelle Pierce Leitschuh.

A native of West Tennessee, he worked as a steam fitter for Brady and Horn Plumbing and was a member of the Steam Fitters Union 614 in Memphis. He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and served his community as a Scout Master of Troop 98 in Grand Junction in the 1970s.

Services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 23, at Shackelford’s Bolivar Chapel with Rex Wilburn officiating. Burial followed in Grand Junction Cemetery.

He leaves as his survivors a son, Ray A. Leitschuh of Moscow; three sisters, Rena Wilburn and husband Tom of Michigan City, Miss., Martha Stewart and husband Jimmy of Franklin, Tenn., and Edith Leitschuh and husband Ray Phillips of Memphis; and a brother, Jerry Wayne “Pete” Leitschuh and wife Kathy of Bolivar.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a son, Willis “Marty” Leitschuh Jr.; and four brothers, Dickie Elwood Leitschuh, Leon Pierce Leitschuh, Roger Curtis Leitschuh Sr., and Travis Alfred Leitschuh.

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