Leonard Davis, 78, of Orange, died Friday, Oct.2, 2009 in Beaumont. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. David Burkheimer of Community Church. Visitation will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.
Leonard was born on March 29, 1931, in Orange. He was the son of Morris and Ruth (Bowles) Davis. Leonard was a captain with the U.S. Air Force, discharged from active duty in January 1956. He graduated from Texas A&M with a Bachelors Degree in Chemical Engineering and worked for Sun Oil. Leonard has been a volunteer chaplain for TDCJ, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, for 15 years and has won the Governor’s Award for the past three years for having the most hours as a volunteer. He was also a member of Community Church.