Services for James Henry Leifester, 90, of Killeen, will be at 11 a.m. today at Trinity Baptist Church in Harker Heights with the Rev. David Morgan officiating. Burial will follow at Killeen City Cemetery.
Mr. Henry died Aug. 9, 2017, at Concho Health & Rehabilitation Center in Eden. He was born July 11, 1927, in Junction, to Henry and Bertha Leifester.
Mr. Henry was retired from civil service and the Killeen Independent School District. During the early days of the Killeen Boys Club, Henry volunteered his knowledge of his two favorite sports: boxing and football. He spent many hours on the road driving the boxing team to matches over the state of Texas with his two sons, Cecil and Roy Dale, along with the other team members. He was a lifelong charter member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3892 in Harker Heights.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mary Alice; one son, Henry Ferrell; and four sisters, Ada Brizendine, Novine Heathcott, Patsy Decker and Glenda Castell.
Survivors include a daughter, Alice Smith of Whitesboro; and two sons, Cecil and Roy Dale, both of Killeen; one sister, Carlita Fox; two brothers, George and Winston Leifester; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home, 1615 S. Fort Hood St., Killeen.