Lefler Jr., Claude

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Claude Lefler Jr., 85, a lifetime resident of Pulaski and Draper, passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2015, at home. Jr. was a longtime active member of Memorial Christian Church in Draper where he served in many ways. He was a former board member and was best known for his involvement in the Church Prayer Breakfast.

Claude loved fishing and was a great fisherman. He worked at Coleman’s Furniture and Pulaski Furniture Company retiring with 42 years of service. He served in the United States Army in the 560th artillery battalion stationed in Louisiana and Germany during the Korean War.

He was born on December 2, 1929, and was the son of the late Claude William Lefler and Ina Davis Lefler of Draper. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Alice Lucille Lawson Lefler. Also preceding him are four brothers, Dennis, Damon, Raymond, and James Lefler; two sisters, Beatrice Lefler Gravely and Helen Lefler Frazier.

He is survived by his three sisters, Margaret Huff, of Barren Springs, Marie Dehart, of Pulaski, and Beulah Shinault, of Bedford. Also surviving to cherish his memory are numerous nieces and nephews, his church family and friends.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday, July 3, 2015, from the Memorial Christian Church, Draper with the Rev. Bobby Osborne and brother Elwood Dishon officiating. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery with the Hillsville V.F.W. Post 1115 conducting military graveside rites.

Visitation will be held Thursday from the church where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski.