Orville Cleavinger Church Service for Orville Cleavinger, age 87, of Lubbock, formerly of the Springlake-Earth community, is scheduled for 11:00 AM, Friday, February 17, 2017 at Earth United Methodist Church with Rev. Charlie Johnson of Seminole, Texas and Rev. Pat Boone-Rodriguez of Earth officiating. Burial will be in Springlake Cemetery. The family will be present for visitation from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM, Thursday, February 16, 2017 at Parsons-Ellis Funeral Home in Earth. Orville died Sunday, February 12, 2017 in Lubbock, Texas. He was born August 20, 1929 in Plainview, Texas to Norman and Gladys (Axtell) Cleavinger. He married Rowena Armstrong in Earth, Texas on April 30, 1951. She passed away on August 20, 1992. He then married Lorene McClure on July 9, 1993 in Earth. Orville had lived in the Springlake-Earth community all of his life. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He was a farmer and a former member of the Springlake School Board and the Lions Club. Orville was an avid square dancer and round dancer. He is preceded in death by his first wife, Rowena; his parents; his brother, Ronald Cleavinger; and his sister, Carol Dyer. Orville is survived by his wife, Lorene; his son, Mike Cleavinger and his wife, Criss of Lubbock, Texas; his two daughters, Jan Leonhard and her husband, Randall of Goldthwaite, Texas and Pat Cleavinger Uysal and her husband, T.J. of St. George, Utah; his two sisters, Norma Dawson of Lubbock and Lois Wales of Flagg, Texas; his brother, Jim Cleavinger of Dimmitt, Texas; Grandchildren, Staci Jarvis and her husband, Lee, Heidi Pena and her husband, Shawn, Mandy Helton and her husband, Jason, Cassidy Duran and her husband, David and Jasmine Uysal; and ten great-grandchildren. The family suggests memorials be sent to Earth United Methodist Church, 303 NE 1st Street, Earth, Texas, 79031 or Earth EMS, PO Box 18, Earth, Texas, 79031. Online condolences may be made at www.ellisfuneralhomes.com .
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