December 15, 2018
COLUMBUS — Leslie David Strait, 66, died Dec. 12, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in East Memphis, Tennessee. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Piney Grove U.M. Church Cemetery in Steens. Lowndes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Strait was born to the late Mary Antoinette Storey Strait and Royal “Roy” Strait. He was formerly self-employed as a general contractor, a Methodist ministers and a supervisor with Superior Fish in Brooksville. He was a member of Piney Grove U.M. Church. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Cochran of Steens; daughters, Sabrina Strait and Margaret Strait; sons, David Strait, Paul Strait and Michael Strait; brother, Mahlon Strait and four grandchildren. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to Samaritan’s Purse at samaritanspurse.org.