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375 W. Dickman Road
Battle Creek, MI 49037
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Leon Claude
Shuford Sr.

February 20, 1940 – October 22, 2018

Leon Shuford
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Obituary for Leon Claude Shuford Sr.

Leon Shuford Sr., passed away at the age of 78 on October 22, 2018 from a lengthy illness. He was born February 20, 1940 to Eli and Ellen Shuford. Leon was raised in Battle Creek and graduated from Battle Creek Public Schools, furthering his education by attended college for 4 years. Leon enlisted and served his country in the United States Army from 1960-1962. After the service, Leon worked at the Battle Creek VA Medical Center until going to work at Kellogg, where he retired after 30 plus years of service.
Leon met and married Carolyn Blackshear and they were blessed with two beautiful children, Lea Shuford of Alanta, GA, and Leon Shuford Jr. of Battle Creek, Grandchildren, Marice Shuford, Ciara Shuford, DeCora Shuford, Leon Shuford III, Jalaiyah Williams, Kayla Hadden, Jade Hadden and many beautiful great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his Parents, Eli and Ellen (Richardson) Shuford, Step-Father, Alfred Richardson, Brothers, Eli Jr., Lawrence, Robert, David and Ronald Shuford all of Battle Creek, Sisters, Anna L. Shuford and Stella (Shuford) Dukes, also of Battle Creek.
Leon enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, brothers and sisters at family cookouts. He also enjoyed going fishing. Left to cherish his memories are sisters, Barbara Johnson and Ella (Andrew) Swift and a host of nieces and nephews. He will be missed by all that knew and loved him.
Services will be held at Baxter Funeral and Cremation Service, on Monday, October 29, 2018, Family Hour from 12:00-1:00 pm, with the Funeral following at 1:00 pm.
Interment will take place at Fort Custer National Cemetery.
Arrangements by the Baxter Funeral and Cremation Service, 375 W. Dickman Road, 269-788-9800,

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Service Information

Monday, October 29th, 2018 1:00pm
Baxter Funeral & Cremation Service
375 W. Dickman Road
Battle Creek, MI 49037

Interment Information

Fort Custer National Cemetery
15501 Dickman Road
Augusta, MI 49012

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Baxter Funeral & Cremation Service
375 W. Dickman Road
Battle Creek, MI 49037