BOSSIER CITY – Leon Maxey was born September 17th, 1936 to parents Roy L. and Janie Martin Maxey. He went to be with his Heavenly Father on November 13th, 2016. He was born in Webster Parish, LA near Heflin in his Grandmother’s house. He lived in Sibley, LA until his family moved to Bossier City in 1941.
Services for Leon will be held at Hill Crest Funeral Home on Thursday, November 17th, at 11:00 AM in the Chapel. There will be a visitation prior to the service on Wednesday, November 16th, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Burial will take place at Hill Crest Memorial Park following the service.
Leon attended Bossier Elementary School for six years. His family moved to Haughton in 1948, and attended Haughton High School, graduating in 1954. After graduation, he spent three years in the U.S. Army, serving over one year of that in the territory of Alaska. Leon went to trade school on the G.I Bill and spent the next 43 years in the Air Conditioning Trade.
Leon married Sandra Walters in 1960 and had two children, Donna and David. After marriage, Leon and Sandra lived in Bossier City, Minden (two times), West Monroe, Vidalia, New Orleans (two times) and in Slidell, LA. While in Slidell, he was a partner in a small air conditioning business for three years. He moved his family back to Bossier City in 1971 and after working for other companies, started and ran his own company, Airline Air Conditioning. After 17 years, Leon was forced to retire when he had his second heart attack.
Leon was a Master Mason for 44 years and a member of the Haughton Lodge #95. Leon served as a Master of the lodge in 1975 and again in 2013. Leon was a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason and a Shriner.
He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Donna Goodrich and brother, Billy Joe Maxey.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra Maxey; son, James David Maxey, Sr. and wife Ashley; grandchildren, Cristyn Nicole Maxey and James David Maxey Jr.; sister, Kathryn Johnson; sister-in-law, Catherine Maxey and Karen Trunnell and husband Rick and a host of cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Pallbearers are David Maxey, Jr., Clint Moseley, Jr., Kenneth Farris, Rick Trunnell, Jack Navalance and Austin McDonnell. Honorary Pallbearers are members of the Haughton Lodge #95.
The family would like to express our thanks to Southern Care Hospice and to Willis Knighton Home Health.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to any Masonic Charity including: Haughton Lodge #95, PO Box 65, Haughton, LA 71037; 1st Masonic District Dyslexia Program, c/o John D. Autry- Treasurer, 581 Rex Beard Road, Haughton, LA 71037-9231; Shreveport Scottish Rite Childhood Learning Center, c/o Gary L Gribble – Executive Director, PO Box 64, Shreveport, LA 71161; Shreveport Shriner’s Hospital , 3100 Samford Ave, Shreveport, LA 71103.