Funeral services for Leslie L. “Bud” Avant Jr. will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 16, 2015 at Cotton Valley First United Pentecostal Church with the Rev. Kenneth DeHart and Daniel Maddry officiating. Interment will follow at Cotton Valley Cemetery in Cotton Valley under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden. The family will receive friends from 4 until 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 at the church.
Bud was born Oct. 16, 1926 in El Dorado, Arkansas and entered into rest Oct. 12, 2015 in Minden. He served his country during WWII in the United States Navy. Bud enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time with his children and grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife Esther Rose Avant and his son Leslie L. “Buster” Avant III.
He is survived by daughter Beverly Lopez of Minden, sisters Ann Russell and husband Bill of Longview, Texas, Martha Wilkins of Grand Prairie, Texas, brothers Jerry Avant of Longview, Texas, Charles Avant and wife Linda of Alba, Texas, Grady Maddry and wife Cathy of Cotton Valley, three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Christopher Parker, Craig Canter, Leslie Avant IV, Don Lewis, Daniel Maddry and Grady Maddry.