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Ira Freddie Van Cleave

January 19, 1932 — October 6, 2022

Quitman, Texas

Ira Freddie Van Cleave

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Ira Freddie Van Cleave, age 90, passed away on October 6 at his home in Quitman, Tx. 

Ira was born on January 19, 1932, in Clay County, Texas.  Ira served as an electrician in the United States Navy and 25 years as a Dallas Police Officer.  He also owned several businesses and was a published children’s book author. 

He was preceded in death by his wife Mary of 59 years; his daughter Kimberly Williams; his grandson Dakota Bayliss; granddaughter Alysha Van Cleave; as well as six brothers and sisters. 

He is survived by his son, Fred Van Cleave of Mineola, and two daughters, Karen Van Cleave and Kathy McAbee both of Quitman. Surviving grandchildren are Shane Early of Dunkirk, Maryland, Whitley Williams of Ardmore, Oklahoma, Dalton Bayliss of Hawkins, Texas, Delaney Bayliss of Quitman, Sydney, Ryleigh, and Caleb Van Cleave all of Mineola, Nathan Williams, and Zachary Van Cleave.  He also has five great-grandchildren, Anika and Christian Huebner-Earley, Nathan and Noah Williams, and Harper Bayliss. 

Visitation for Ira will be held 6:00-8:00 PM Wednesday, October 12 at Lowe-Gardner Funeral Home.

Funeral service will be held 10:00 AM Thursday, October 13 at Hainesville Baptist Church with Brother Terry Davis officiating. Graveside service will follow at Concord cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers are Fred Van Cleave, Danny McAbee, Paul Staton, Forrest Tyler, Dalton Bayliss, and Caleb Van Cleave.

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Visitation

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Lowe-Gardner Funerals & Cremations

1102 E. Goode St., Quitman, TX 75783

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Funeral Service

Thursday, October 13, 2022

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Hainesville Baptist Church

3368 FM 49, Mineola, TX 75773

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Burial

Thursday, October 13, 2022

11:00 - 11:30 am (Central time)

Concord Cemetery

FM778, Quitman, TX

Start and end times are approximate and may vary. Interment will immediately follow the funeral service.

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