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Leonzel Odell Shavers, Sr.

March 8, 1956 May 2, 2020
Leonzel Odell Shavers, Sr.
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Obituary for Leonzel Odell Shavers, Sr.

Leonzel Odell Shavers, Sr., of De Kalb, Texas, passed away Saturday, May 2, 2020 at a Texarkana, Texas hospital. He was 64.

Leonzel was born March 8, 1956, in De Kalb, Texas to Lorenzo Bernard and Clarice Arbell Baker Shavers.  He was a retired Heavy Equipment Operator for Red River Army Depot and was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.  Leonzel was a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church.  He enjoyed fishing, gardening and ranching and held his Private Aviation License.  

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Jimmy Shavers; and one sister, Hazel Ervin.

He is survived by his wife, Charlotte Betts Shavers of De Kalb, Texas; one son and daughter-in-law, Lee Shavers, Jr. and Sara Shavers of New Boston, Texas; two daughters, Helen Shavers and Jessica Shavers, both of De Kalb, Texas; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Stanley and JoAnne Shavers,  Lorenzo and Denease Shavers, and Theodore and Carmen Shavers, all of De Kalb, Texas; one sister and brother-in-law, Dongloria and Edward Moss of De Kalb, Texas; four grandchildren, Aislinn and Ashtonn Lantrip, Annsleigh Shavers, and Caiden Andrade; one aunt, Mattie Johnson of Nashville, Tennessee; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Cremation will be carried out under the direction of Bates Family Funeral Home in De Kalb, Texas.

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