Alfred Leighton Childress, 70, of Rustburg, went home to be with his Lord in heaven on July 28, 2009.
Born November 2, 1938 in Lynchburg, Leighton was the son of the late Edna Tibbs Childress and Leighton Caldwell Childress. He was preceded in death by his brother, Donald R. Childress.
Leighton leaves behind to cherish his loving memories, his wife of 22 years, Shirley Scruggs Childress. He also leaves behind three sons and their families: Barry Childress, his wife, Gayle and children Kyle and Ashley, Terry Childress, and his children, Tyler and Trevor, and Leighton Childress, Jr. , his wife, Pattie and their daughter, Jessi. Leighton also had two grandsons whom he loved dearly: Allen Scruggs and Fiance, Robin and Edward Kelly, his wife, Janice, and son, Aidyn Christian Kelly.
He also leaves behind mother-in-law, Ivor Scruggs LeWarne and her husband Jim, brother-in-law, David Scruggs, sister-in-law, Denise Scruggs, close friends, Bessie Phelps, Bill Monk and Carol McAlexander and many cousins and aunts who loved him dearly.
Leighton was a kind and gentle man, a wonderful husband and father and a loyal employee. He worked for many years for the Lynchburg News & Advance, Great Coastal Trucking and the Greater Lynchburg Transit Company. He especially loved serving as a bus driver and transporting Liberty University students.
We would like to thank all of our friends and family members for their prayers and best wishes. We also want to thank the nurses and doctors at the Lynchburg General Hospital, our friend Bessie Phelps, and the staff of Hospice of the Hills, especially Alice.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 pm, Friday, July 31 at Shorter Funeral Home in Farmville.
In Lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Cancer Society or the Hospice of the Hills.
Arrangements by Shorter Funeral Home, Farmville, www.shorterfuneralhome.com