Leon Allen

Faries, Jr.

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Leon Allen Faries, Jr.

Feb 19 1943 - Nov 18 2006

Mr. Leon Allen Faries, Jr., age 63, of McKinney, Texas, passed away, Saturday, November 18, 2006 in McKinney, Texas. He was born February 19, 1943 to Leon Allen, Sr. and Alta Frances (Lumus) Faries in Longview, Texas. On January 21, 1967, Leon married Lynda Townley in Waco, Texas. A graduate of Sam Houston State with a degree in music, Mr. Faries played the saxophone and worked as a band director in Houston, Texas. Leon served in the U.S. Air Force, and also worked as an Independent Insurance Agent for a number of years. He loved reading his Bible, spending time with his family and playing with his grand children. He is survived by his wife, Lynda Faries of McKinney, Texas; daughter Lisa Scheffler and husband Steven of McKinney, Texas; grandchildren, Elena Scheffler, age 6, Kira Scheffler, age 2, and expecting momentarily the birth of Samuel Scheffler; mother, Alta Faries of Katy Texas; siblings, Sharon Konier and husband John of Houston, Texas, Paul Faries and wife Sandra of Beaumont, Texas, Gary Faries and wife Diana of Houston, Texas, Hildy Shanks and husband Scott of Katy, Texas; and a host of other family and friends. Preceding him in death was his father, Leon Allen Faries, Sr. Funeral Services will be held 4:00 PM, Monday, November 20, 2006 in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel, Allen, Texas with Rev. Garland Beasley, pastor of McKinney Fellowship Bible church, officiating. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park, Allen, Texas. The family will receive friends at 3:00 PM, Monday, prior the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, 8900 Carpenter Frwy, Dallas, Texas 75247.
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