Rev. Leroy Cleaver Jr.

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Leroy Cleaver, Jr.

Birthdate: (90)
Death: December 04, 2010 (90)
Place of Burial: Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Leroy R Cleaver and Annie Cleaver
Husband of Gloria Cleaver
Brother of Private

Managed by: Tamás Flinn Caldwell-Gilbert
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About Rev. Leroy Cleaver Jr.

Elder Cleaver was the pastor of Jackson Memorial Church of God in Christ (COGIC) for approximately 35 years. He also served as the Superintendent of the Wichita Falls District from 1985 to 2007 and Administrative Assistant to the Texas Northwest Jurisdictional Bishop since 1989. He served in various capacities within the COGIC, including Texas Northwest Jurisdictional Chaplain, as well as Ordination Board member, secretary, and chairman.

He enlisted in the U. S. Army-Air Force on April 23, 1942, and received an honorable discharge on April 2, 1946. During his service, he trained as a pilot at Tuskegee Institute of Technology. He later became a pilot instructor and retained his pilot's license for several years. He became the first Black civilian instructor at Sheppard Air Force Base, where he taught aircraft hardware, missile corrosion control, jet engine mechanic, and waste water control for aircraft. He retired in 1970. He also taught at Barwise Junior High School in Wichita Falls, Texas. He later worked for the North Central Texas Council of Government in Arlington, Texas, where he continued his work in water testing and corrosion identification.

He graduated from Prairie View A&M College in May of 1948 with a Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry and Education. He taught chemistry and math at Prairie View while earning a Master of Science Degree in Chemistry, Education, and Physical Education. He received Honorary Doctorates of Theology and Divinity from the Shreveport Bible College in Tyler, Texas, on September 24, 2004.

Superintendent Cleaver received several honors including Congressional Gold Medal Award for Tuskegee Airmen in the Second World War, September 8, 2007 ? Truman Library in Independence, MO ? awarded by U. S. Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II; City Proclamations ? Pastor Leroy Cleaver, Jr. Day ? Mayor Michael A. Lam, Wichita Falls, TX, August 18, 1991; Elder Leroy Cleaver Day ? Mayor Joey Seeber, Tyler, TX, September 24, 2004; Pastor Leroy Cleaver, Jr. Day ? Mayor Lanham Lyne, Wichita Falls, TX, August 15, 2008; Mayor's Proclamation, City of Wichita Falls, August 22, 2010, Mayor Glenn Barham.

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Rev. Leroy Cleaver Jr.'s Timeline

February 1, 1920
December 4, 2010
Age 90
Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, United States