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Leslie Wayne Wilhoite

Sunday, February 23, 2020
Leslie Wayne Wilhoite

Leslie Wayne Wilhoite, 78, passed away surrounded by loved ones on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 in Cedar Creek, Texas.

Leslie was born in Waxahachie, Texas on January 20, 1942 to Frank Hamilton and Dorothy Lee (Nash) Wilhoite. He grew up in Ennis and graduated from Ennis High School in 1960; he then went on to attend Navarro College. Leslie met and fell in love with Dorothy Jean Price and the two married on June 22, 1962. Leslie and Dorothy made their homes in Ennis, Chatham, Virginia; Crockett, Texas and back to Ennis in 1995.

Leslie worked for over twenty years for Ennis Business Forms starting as a pressman and retiring as a General Manager he also worked for Falcon Business Forms. Leslie was a member of Church of Christ in Ennis and Greenpond Baptist Church in Virginia, Kiwanis where he had served as a past president, Lions Club, Sons of the Confederacy, and the Chamber of Commerce in Crockett. He enjoyed woodworking and cooking especially chili and Bar B Que cook offs. His hobbies were fishing, camping, anything to do with being outdoors and restoring his 1966 Chevy pickup.

Leslie is survived by his daughters: Lezlee Burt, Rhonda Faught and husband, Matt and Audra Early and husband, Rob; five grandchildren: eight great-grandchildren; two brothers: Larry Wilhoite and Joe Whitley; four sisters: Margaret Matous, Carol Tiller, Lana Lockwood and Judy Weatherford along with a host of extended family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, wife, Dorothy Wilhoite, three brothers, two sisters and son-in-law Barry Burt.

Visitation was held on Friday, February 21, 2020 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis.

A Celebration of his life was held on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 2 p.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary Chapel of Ennis. Pallbearers were Chad Loveless, Corey Loveless, Matt Mitchell, Brad Faught, Brad Young and Bart Price. Interment followed in the Myrtle Cemetery under the direction of J.E. Keever Mortuary, Inc.