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Maurice Sleigh

Maurice Sleigh

Tuesday, January 10th, 1933 Thursday, November 28th, 2019

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Obituary for Maurice Sleigh

William Maurice Sleigh, 86, of Clarksville, TN, passed peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, November 28, 2019, at Ellery Arbor in Colleyville, TX, where he enjoyed fellowship with other residents, singing in the choir, playing dominos and bingo, and many other activities.

Born and raised in Woodlawn and one of eight children of the late Simon Carl and Sarah Evelyn Thomas Sleigh, Maurice was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Mildred Jackson Sleigh. He was also preceded in death by his four sisters and three brothers. He is survived by son Eric W. Sleigh (Christopher Wiseman) of San Francisco, CA; daughter Bridget (Dennis) S. Hupp of Colleyville, TX; step-granddaughter Mackenzie A. Hupp of Willoughby, OH.

A graduate of Woodlawn High School's class of 1951, and TN state basketball champion, he served in the U.S. Army in his early twenties and was deployed to Korea during the war.

From 1962 through 1992, Maurice and Mildred made their home in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where children Eric and Bridget were born, raised and later graduated from L.S.U. Maurice retired from Western Electric in 1984, after 31 years in management. After retirement, Maurice and Mildred returned to Clarksville to be near extended family.

Maurice was passionate about family, friends, hunting, fishing, golf, and tending to his bountiful garden.

Visitation with the family will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 4, at McReynolds-Nave & Larson Funeral Home in Clarksville. The family will again receive family and friends on Thursday, December 5, at 2:00 p.m. until the time of services beginning at 3:00 p.m. at Liberty Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 725 S. Liberty Church Rd., Clarksville. The Rev. Tim Ferrell will officiate. Pallbearers will be Shannon Ferrell, Darrell Holt, Dustin Jackson, Mark Lindsey, Larry Meek, and David Stewart.

The family extends deep appreciation to family in Tennessee who lovingly cared for Maurice prior to his move to Texas, and to the compassionate caregivers at Ellery Arbor in Texas over the past four years.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of North Central Texas at http://act.alz.org/goto/WilliamMauriceSleigh or to Liberty Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Ben Pollard, Treasurer, 725 South Liberty Church Road, Clarksville, TN 37942. Online condolences may be made at www.NaveFuneralHomes.com, (931) 647-3371.

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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    McReynolds-Nave & Larson Funeral Home
    1209 Madison St.
    CLARKSVILLE, TN
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    Wednesday, December 4th, 2019
    4:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Second Visitation

    Thursday, December 5th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Liberty Cumberland Presbyterian Church
    725 S. Liberty Church Rd.
    Clarksville, TN, TN
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    Thursday, December 5th, 2019
    2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Service

    Thursday, December 5th, 2019 | 3:00pm
    Liberty Cumberland Presbyterian Church
    725 S. Liberty Church Rd.
    Clarksville, TN, TN
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Thursday, December 5th, 2019
    3:00pm
    Officiant
    Rev. Tim Ferrell

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Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May you be comforted by your wonderful memories and time with Maurice. Our heartfelt condolences and sympathy
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Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We loved your Dad.
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Brendan Bauer

Eric, My deepest condolences to you, your family and the community of your father's friends and extended family.
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Michelle Ribera

Bridget and Eric, We are so sorry for your loss. Mr. Maurice was one of a kind! We love yall! Michelle, Amy, Ann, Claudia, Julie, Russell and Todd.
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