Richard Leo Tigrest

Graveside services for Richard Leo Tigrest, 81, of Leland were at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, May 13, 2012 at Leland-Stoneville Cemetery.  He died Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at his home in Leland.  Arrangements were under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Leland. He was born June 19, 1930 in Grenada, MS.  He joined the Army in 1952 serving during the Korean Conflict and received two bronze service awards.  After his discharge he made his home in Leland where he was employed with the State Highway Department.  After his retirement in 1994 he remained in Leland.  Mr. Tigrest never met a stranger and was friends with everyone he met.  It is the friends he left behind that will cherish his memory.