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Celebrating the life of
Joseph R. Leslie
June 11, 1925 - April 27, 2015
Services under the direction of:
Bradshaw Carter
(713) 521-0066
  • Burial
  • 11:00am - Monday, May 04, 2015
  • Forest Park Cemetery
  • 3700 St. Vincent Ave. (Map)
    Shreveport, Louisiana 71103

  • (318) 861-3544

I very much regret this huge loss and feeling the pain his family are going through, I want to share the hope that very soon "will be a resurrection from God", as the Bible tells us in Acts 24:15. Courage and strength to all your family at this painful time.

Gerardo, Kissimmee, FL

Diann, So very sorry to hear of your father's death. My sincere condolences to you and your family!

Deborah Cole, League City, TX

Joseph R. “Joe” Leslie, 89, passed away quietly on Monday, April 27, 2015. Born in Shreveport, LA on June 11, 1925, Joe lived there until 2004 when he and Doris moved to Houston. Joe was a beloved character who touched all he met. After graduating from Fair Park High School, he served in the U.S Army Air Corps during World War II in the European Theatre of Operations. Upon returning to Shreveport after the war, he married Doris Passantino on January 15, 1946 and they remained married until his death.

Joe worked as an electrician, as Superintendent of the Cross Lake Patrol, and in sales. He was active in Civil Defense, where he worked with an Eagle Scout troop, and in the Coast Guard Auxiliary. He was a long time member of the Lowe McFarland Post #14 of the American Legion and the Forty & Eight, where he served in various offices including Post Commander, District Commander, Department of Louisiana Vice Commander and Chef De Gare, and was the recipient of numerous awards. He remained active in the Legion after moving to Houston, where he was also a member of the Downtown Lions Club. He also was a faithful volunteer at the VA Hospital in both Shreveport and Houston, and he and Doris were long-time volunteers at Senior Friends in Shreveport.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe Irish and Jodie Moore Leslie. He is survived by his wife of almost 70 years, Doris; by his daughter Diann and husband Mike Lewter; his grandson Mike Lewter, Jr. and wife Karen; great-grandchildren Kaitlin and Mikey Lewter; and a brother John D. “Jimmy” Leslie and wife Carolyn; a sister-in-law Catherine Nelson; and nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Holly Hall who provided loving and compassionate care for Joe during the last year of his life. For those who desire, memorials can be made to Camp For All, 10500 NW Freeway, Ste 220, Houston, TX 77092.

A graveside service will be held at eleven o’clock in the morning on Monday, May 4, at Forest Park Cemetery in Shreveport, Louisiana (3700 St. Vincent Ave., Shreveport, LA, 71103).

A memorial service will be held in Houston at a later date.

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I very much regret this huge loss and feeling the pain his family are going through, I want to share the hope that very soon "will be a resurrection from God", as the Bible tells us in Acts 24:15. Courage and strength to all your family at this painful time.

Gerardo, Kissimmee, FL

Diann, So very sorry to hear of your father's death. My sincere condolences to you and your family!

Deborah Cole, League City, TX


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