Charles Robert Leslie
Sep 1, 2013
Charles Robert Leslie
Sept. 1, 2013
Charles Robert Leslie, 83, of Riceville, passed away Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, at his residence.
He was a native and lifelong resident of McMinn County. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the Korean Conflict. He was a 50-year member of the Etowah Masonic Lodge, a longtime member of the Communication Workers of America and a longtime member of the Pioneers of America.
Robert served as a deacon at Double Springs Baptist Church for over 30 years. After retirement from AT&T, Robert enjoyed working on his farm and raising beef cattle.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Henry and Elma Carver Leslie; brother, Jack Leslie; and sister, Faye Leslie.
He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Nita Jones Leslie; children, Debbie Henry and her husband, Steve, of Hernando, Miss., Robert Larry Leslie of Riceville, Lisa Tarver and her husband, Chris, of Winder, Ga., and Scott Leslie and his wife, Cindy, of Riceville; grandchildren, Misty Szewczyk and her husband, Brian, Chris Henry and his wife, Rebecca, Candace Leslie, Brandon Leslie, Christopher Tarver and his wife, Lindsay, Caleb Tarver, Hunter Leslie, and Hailey Leslie; six great-grandchildren; and sister, Joan Standridge and her husband, Bill, of Riceville.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, at Double Springs Baptist Church with the Rev. Randy Harmon and Dr. Shane Arnold officiating.
Interment will follow in the Double Springs Baptist Church Cemetery with Chris Henry, Steve Henry, Brian Szewczyk, Christopher Tarver, Caleb Tarver and Chris Tarver serving as active pallbearers.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the J.K. Pickens Sunday School Class and members of the Riceville Hardware Store Club. Military honors and a white dove release ceremony will conclude the services.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, at the funeral home, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider memorial contributions to the Double Springs Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.
We invite you to visit the Leslie family guest book and send a message of comfort to www.serenityfunerals.com
Serenity Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Etowah is in charge of arrangements.