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Leon Herman Vanderford
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Birth: Feb. 18, 1912
Death: Oct. 22, 1991

Leon Herman is the son of Henry Langston Vanderford and Caldonia Elizabeth Richardson

Leon married Lillie Mae Rupprecht, daughter of John Fred Rupprecht and Etta Pearl Godsey on July 15, 1933. Lillie Mae was born July 31, 1913. She died March 22, 2004 and is buried in Bethuel Cemetery in Kerrville.

Leon and Lillie Mae had two daughters. Shirley Joyce Vanderford and Nancy Ruth Vanderford.

Shirley Joyce was born October 21, 1934 in Kerrville. She married Cecil Wallace Magers on December 12, 1953. Cecil Magers was born March 2, 1933 and died June 27, 1961. He is buried in Memory Gardens Cemetery in Shelby County, Tennessee. They had three children: Paula Sue born October 6, 1954; Curtis Leon born July 27, 1956 and Mark Wallace born October 13, 1958.

Shirley married Earl D. Brewer June 8, 1962. They had one son, Earl Delmar Brewer, Jr. born June 30, 1964.

Shirley married Jack de la Rua November 18, 1978. Jack was born October 23, 1936.

Leon and Lillie's daughter Nancy Ruth was born July 22, 1950 and died in an auto accident on October 3, 1966. Nancy is buried beside her parents in Bethuel Cemetery in Kerrville.

Leon worked for Firestone for years and retired from there. He loved Black Angus cattle and had a farm in Bolton where he raised them. He loved his wife and daughters passionately and when Nancy died he almost died with her. He had a heart for God and was active in his church. He loved to play tennis. The tennis courts in Bartlett, TN at Freeman Park were named in his honor after his death. Heaven better have ice cream because he loved ice cream.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Henry Langston Vanderford (1884 - 1941)
  Caldonia Elizabeth Richardson Vanderford (1886 - 1971)
 
 Spouse:
  Lillie Mae Rupprecht Vanderford (1913 - 2004)*
 
 Children:
  Nancy Ruth Vanderford (1950 - 1966)*
 
 Siblings:
  Infant Daughter Vanderford (1906 - 1906)*
  Gladys Vanderford Milone (1909 - 2006)*
  Leon Herman Vanderford (1912 - 1991)
  Orville C. Vanderford (1916 - 1989)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Bethuel Cemetery
Kerrville
Shelby County
Tennessee, USA
 
Created by: Paula
Record added: Jun 25, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27826169
Leon Herman Vanderford
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Leon Herman Vanderford
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Leon Herman Vanderford
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