He joins his mother, Lucy Marie; his father, James Luther; and his brother, Jerry in their heavenly home.
He graduated from Manassa High School, Memphis, and served three years in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam conflict.
He moved to Cleveland during the 1980’s and was employed by the Reeves Brown and Sam McReynolds families until his death. He was a kind person who was always ready to help his friends and neighbors in any way that he could.
He leaves to cherish his memories sisters: Linda R. Menifee and Carol Y. Johnson of Memphis; brothers: Tyrone of Memphis and Michael and James of Indianapolis, Ind.; his aunt sweet; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
His brothers and nephews were his pallbearers.
The funeral was held on Feb. 11, 2013, at the N.J. Ford and Son Funeral Home in Memphis, with burial at West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery.
This announcement is made by Patton Funeral Home.