Bro Pete Leslie
February 1, 1956 ~ April 4, 2010
Bro. Pete Leslie, loving husband, father, and pastor, passed away on Easter Sunday, April 4 at his home in Hughes Springs. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 8, at Hughes Springs Missionary Baptist Church at 4 PM, with Rev. Bobby Robertson officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park in Hughes Springs. Bro. Pete was born on February 1, 1956 in Youngstown, Ohio to Charlotte and John Leslie. He was a graduate of Chaney High School in 1974, where he was the editor of the sports page for the school newspaper. After graduating from Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Missouri in 1977 and 1978 with a bachelors of science in Theology and a graduate of Theology, he has ministered to churches in Iowa, Ohio, and Hughes Springs, Texas. For the past 28 years he has served as pastor of Bible Baptist Church in Hughes Springs. He also served as a UIL official in three sports at the Jr. High and High School levels throughout Northeast Texas for over 25 years. He is survived by his wife, Pat Leslie of Hughes Springs: three sons, P.J. Leslie and his wife Patrice of Houston, P.M. Leslie of Sulphur Springs, and Preston Leslie of Longview. He is also survived by his two sisters Corrine Boback and Debbie Spagnola, both of Youngstown, Ohio, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Charlotte Maker and stepfather Steve Maker, both of Youngstown, Ohio, his father John Leslie, of Florida, a sister, Charlene Simmons and nephew, Pete Simmons, of Youngstown, Ohio. The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM on Wednesday, April 7th, of 2010, at the Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Hughes Springs, TX. In lieu of flowers, Bro. Pete had requested that donations be made to the Missions Fund of Bible Baptist Church of Hughes Springs.