John Dobbs Leffler


John Dobbs Leffler, 87, of Indianapolis passed away Thursday, March 24, 2016, surrounded by his family.

John was born on Aug. 17, 1928, in Fort Worth, Texas, to the late William Leffler and Lona Parchman. John was a devoted Christian, and his love for the Lord showed daily. He was a member of Tallwood Chapel Church, where he attended for years. John served our country during the World War II in Italy as a medic.

He was married to Liddie Hicks for 39 years before losing her to cancer in 1994. John worked as an experimental machinist at Diamond Chain Company and taught machine shop at Arsenal Technical High School for years. John, a proud Texan, enjoyed reading, talking politics, playing Santa Claus, working at the flea market, watching television and the different activities at Crestwood Village.

John is survived by his son, John (Pam) Leffler; daughter, Tammie Bailey; grandson, John David Leffler; granddaughter, Michelle Bailey; and great-grandson, Jonathan James Robert Leffler.

John always gave to charities, but a few of his favorites are St. Jude’s Children Hospital, VFW, Gleaners Food Bank, American Indians and his church, Tallwood Chapel Church. Because of his love to give back the family has requested that in lieu of flowers a donation be made to Tallwood Chapel Church.

‚ÄčA memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Southport Presbyterian Church, 7525 McFarland Blvd., Indianapolis. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to service time. Burial will be at a later date.

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