F. R. Leverette

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

F.R. "Roosevelt" Leverette, 77, of Unionville, died Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011, following an extended illness.

A native of Bedford County, Mr. Leverette was a son of the late Thomas Elroy Leverette and Delia Carlton Leverette. He was a retired construction worker and a member of Ray's Chapel United Methodist Church.

In addition to his parents, Roosevelt was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jo Leverette, who died in 2010; three sisters, Wilma Leverette; Myrtle Sherrod and Margie Griffy; and four brothers, James, Mitchell, Dorris and Doyle Leverette.

Surviving are two daughters, Trisha Follis of Shelbyville and Brenda Kimmins of the Longview Community; a brother, Marvin Leverette of Chapel Hill; and three grandchildren, Lacie Follis Yeckle of Shelbyville, and Will Kimmins and Emily Kimmins of the Longview Community.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, from the chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Chatman officiating. Burial will follow at Cothran Cemetery in the Rover Community.

Lawrence Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Chapel Hill, is in charge of arrangements (www.lawrencefuneral.net).