Life Reflections of Dwight Cleveland
Dwight Cleveland was born May 23, 1956, to the parentage of Johnnie Cleveland and Julia Faye Williams-Cleveland in Lindale, Texas. He attended McFarland Elementary School and Tyler ISD.
He enlisted in the United State Army in 1974 where he completed his high school GED. He was Honorable Discharged from the military in 1977. After his military service he was employed at the Trane Company and International Paper, before finding his niche as an oilfield truck driver for several years traveling throughout Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, and New Mexico.
He spent his retirement years with his loving wife, children, grandchildren, family, and close friends. He enjoyed various activities that included: watching sports, barbequing, and buying lottery tickets. He was a stickler about “an empty trash can”, never wanting trash to accumulate he made sure it never over-flowed. He loved country music, and his favorite artists were George Strait, Carrie Underwood, and Darrius Rucker to name a few. He hated dirty cars and took great pride in always having a “clean ride”.
Dwight was preceded in death by his parents, grandmother Lois Williams and brother Earl Keith Cleveland.
Those left to cherish his memory: his loving wife, Carol McCalla-Cleveland; son, Lavarro (Amanda) Lincoln, White Oak; stepdaughter Toni (Royce) Kennedy and stepson Andrew McCalla, Mineola. Brothers, Jessie Wayne Williams and Johnnie Cleveland, Jr., Tyler; Sisters, Verna Jean Duncan, Lewisville; Lois Fay Smith, Dallas, Texas; Edythe Maria Timmons, Longview; Frances Loretta Wright, Dallas; Martha Jo (Joel) Stephens, Longview. Grandchildren, Layton Lincoln and Ariyana Lincoln, White Oak; step-grandchildren, Jada Harper, Jaylon Harper and Jamarcus Kennedy, Mineola; step-great grandson , Kylan Harper, Mineola. Aunt, Mary Smith, Gladewater and Uncle, Arthur Williams, Seattle. Also left to cherish his memories are a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.