Shawnee resident Leroy Eberle, 95, passed away Saturday, March 17, 2018, in Shawnee.

Shawnee resident Leroy Eberle, 95, passed away Saturday, March 17, 2018, in Shawnee.

Leroy was born on Oct. 9, 1922, to Andrew and Josie (Durham) Eberle in Henryetta.

He married Lavada Rutherford on Aug. 20, 1946, in Shawnee; they enjoyed 71 years together.

Leroy retired from the Shawnee Water Treatment Plant; he was a farmer most all of his life and he worked for Wilson’s Greenhouse in Shawnee.

Leroy and Lavada were longtime members of Liberty Baptist Church.

Leroy was preceded in death by his parents, and his son, Alan Eberle.

He is survived by his wife, Lavada; his daughter-in-law, Anita Eberle of Shawnee; a cousin, Marvin Cole of Ardmore; nephew Robert Rutherford and wife Paula of Choctaw and niece Lessie Palmer and her husband Steve, of Shawnee and many other friends and family.

A visitation is scheduled for Tuesday evening from 4 to 6 p.m.

Services for Leroy will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 21, at the Walker Funeral Chapel in Shawnee with Jimmy Gibson officiating. Interment will follow at Tecumseh Cemetery.

Services are under the direction of Walker Funeral Service.