Funeral services for Leon Lozana, 82, of Lufkin will be held Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. in the Carroway-Claybar Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Doc Lazarine officiating. Interment will follow in the Macedonia Cemetery near Broaddus.
Mr. Lozana was born September 7, 1925 in Nacogdoches County to Andrew and Willie (Manchak) Lozana, and died Saturday, March 15, 2008 in a local hospital.
Mr. Lozana had resided in the Redland Community for most of his life. He served in the U.S. Army during WW II and married the love of his life, Lillie Mae on March 1, 1948. Mr. Lozana worked for Southland Paper Mills/Champion/International Paper for 35 years and retired, was co-owner of Lozana's Bakery at Judson Center in Lufkin for many years and for the last ten years was a fixture at Lillie's Plants in Redland. He was an avid Astros and Cubs baseball fan.
Survivors include his step - son and daughter-in-law, Virgil and Georgia Smith; special friends, Georgia Sanford and Elzie Athey; grandchildren, Scott Smith and wife, Thresa, Terry Smith and wife, Missy, Steven Smith, David Smith, and Gary Smith and wife, Amy; step - grandchildren, Bruce Clifton and wife, Mickie, and Angie Roper; great grandchildren, Michael Smith, Aaron Smith, Brandy Smith, Krystal Gerik, Kari Brenham, Derek Smith, Kaci Smith, Laken Smith, Johnathon Smith, Dustin Smith and Cody Smith; step - great grandchildren, Sabrina Baker, Zane Clifton, and Kyle Roper; great-great grandchildren, Brenden Baker and Trae Brenham ; special great grandchild by choice, Jessica Havard; sisters, Mickie Barnett, Viola Davis, and Marie Scroggins; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his spouse of 54 years, Lillie Mae Lozana, his parents and one sister, Felma Burns.
Pallbearers will be Scott Smith, Gary Smith, Michael Smith, Aaron Smith, Bruce Clifton, and David Dittsworth.
Honorary pallbearers will be Terry Smith and Steven Smith.
The family will welcome friends and loved ones from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday evening at the funeral home.
Carroway-Claybar Funeral Home, Lufkin, directors.