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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Leslie S. Chisum I, Gone From Our Sight But NOT Forgotten!

Leslie S. Chisum, I

BORN: Saturday May 2, 1942

DIED: Friday October 29, 2010

Friday November 5, 2010 2:00 PM

Chapelwood Memorial Gardens
1001 N. Kings Hwy
Texarkana, TX 75501

Leslie S. Chisum I, age 68 of Hooks, TX, passed away October 29, 2010. He was born May 2, 1942, in Bowie County, TX, to Hyrm Lewis and Annie (Haggard) Chisum. He was Baptist. Leslie proudly served his country from 1960-1967 in the U.S. Air Force during Vietnam. He was passionate about sports, especially baseball and bowling. Les was a stranger to none and loved by all who knew him. But first and foremost, he was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He led by example with his great strength and kindness.

Leslie is survived by his loving wife: Susie Chisum; daughters: Lisa Hall, April Matchen (John), Laura Griggs (Steve), Lea Chisum (Jen Odon); son: Leslie S. Chisum II “Dude” (Charly); special son: Tim Hundley (Rachel); 11 grandchildren: Tehresa, Jessica (Dustin), Brooke, Morgan, Stormy (Josh), Tyler, Amber, Heather, Michelle, Thomas and Damien; 2 great-grandsons: Ethen and Cayden, and another on the way; mother-in-law: Frances Rivers; sister-in-law: Valarie Steele; sisters: Virginia Hooks and Geraldine Britton; brother: Willie Chisum (Lucy); sisters: Shirley Frachiseur (Mouse) and Melinda Taylor (Jimmy); brother: Mack Chisum (Bobbie); sister: Barbara Frachiseur (Orval); numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters: Ruby Holcomb, Clara Francis and Polly Roach; father-in-law: E.S. Rivers; and numerous nephews.

A graveside service will be held 2:00pm Friday, November 5, 2010, at Chapelwood Memorial Gardens, 1001 North Kings Hwy, Texarkana, TX 75501, with Bro. Tim Hundley officiating. Memorial contributions can be made to the Colon Cancer Alliance, 1200 G. Street NW, Ste 800, Washington, DC 20005,, or a charity of your choice.


You are greatly loved and missed by so many.  You have no idea the number of lives you have touched and hopefully will continue to touch as we take up your battle against colon cancer.  It is our prayer that we honor you daily in our walk and our fight.


  1. I'm so sorry for your loss. It sounds as if he left quite a legacy, and that he will always be remembered by those who carry him around in their hearts.

  2. I'm so sorry for the loss of your father in October! I can tell he was a great man!

  3. Thank you all for your kind words and support. It is wonderful people like you that help get us through.

  4. I am so sorry for your loss. He sounded like a wonderful man and very handsome too:)

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  5. I am so sorry you lost him. My grandpa was recently diagnosed with Terminal Cancer.. and he only has a few months.. I hope that I can be as strong as you, by remembering and cherishing him.

  6. Dearest Amanda, we are too. We miss him terribly and more every day if that's possible. Thank you for the kind words. I am sorry to hear about your grandpa. I will keep him, you and your family in my prayers. It is hard - but his love, the memories, your family and friends will help you on the journey. When Daddy was diagnosed he was given only a few months as well, we were blessed with three years more. Do not set any date in your mind, only God can know that. You enjoy him, be there for him and love, love, love him with all you have. It isn't easy, but you will cherish every single moment later. Sending you hugs from Texas. ~ lg


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