Gadison Gadison Funeral services for Lee Earl Gadison Sr., 82, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 17, 2012, at the New Hope

Baptist Church in Rockdale.

Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p. m. Friday, March 16, at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale. Mr. Gadison died Thursday, March 8, in a San Antonio hospital.

He was born on Sept. 18, 1929, to Ellen (Hill) and Earl Lee Gadison in Covington.

He had lived in San Antonio for the past 40 years and was formerly of Davilla and Rockdale.

Mr. Gadison attended Aycock High School in Rockdale and Paul Quinn College in Waco.

He ser ved in the U. S. A ir Force, retiring after 20 years, and he was a Vietnam veteran.

Mr. Gadison was a spor ts star in high school going to the state championships in three sports. He was a sport enthusiast his whole life, concluding as a champion in track in the Senior Olympics.

Mr. Gadison was preceded in death by his wife, Eva Margarett; his parents, Ellen and Earl Gadison; three sisters, Irma Morgan, Ellen Dykes and Mary Opal Bellinger; and a brother, Charles Ray.

Sur v ivors are seven sons, Isaac, Jocky, Ritchie and wife Lori, all of Houston, Stanley and wife Melanie of Bellevue, Nebraska, Lee Jr. and wife Mary, Alvin and Jonathan, all of San Antonio; six daughters, Margarett, Lacradia, Eva, Jacquelin and Brianna all of San Antonio, and Francis of Waco; 10 grandchildren, Sterling, Amanda, Kidra, Lexas, Jasmine, Ritchie Jr., Shaleyah, Brandon, Lelah and Evan; a great-granddaughter, Maliyah; three brothers, Harold and wife Dorothy of Oakland, William and Robert of Houston; three sisters, Gracie Moore of Tucson, Arizona, Velma Wesley of Houston, Zenata Bowen of Rockdale; and a brother-in- law, Oscar Richards and wife Rosena; also, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other family and friends.

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