OBITUARIES

J.W. Lefler | 1928-2014

Published Wednesday, June 18, 2014

J.W. Lefler

J.W. Lefler, 85, of Decatur, died Sunday, June 15, 2014, in Decatur.

Funeral is 2 p.m. Thursday, June 19, at Cornerstone Baptist Church with burial at Oaklawn Cemetery.

Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.

Pallbearers are Justin Cash, Shawn Lefler, Matt Beard, Ryan Beard, David Maldonado and Craig Hail. Honorary pallbearers are Keith Gray and Mike Howard.

J.W. was born Oct. 27, 1928, in Stigler, Okla., to George and Lucy (Goodson) Lefler. He married Lillie Dean Beard Aug. 19, 1950, in Clarendon.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers; and three sisters.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Lillie Dean Lefler of Decatur; son Randy Lefler and wife, Leslie, of Houston; daughter Deana Maldonado and husband, Jimmy, of Azle; grandchildren Justin Cash, Lacey Cash, Shawn Lefler and Brandi Brackeen; great-grandchildren Kaylen Cash and Athen Brackeen; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

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