Jody Ray Lemons, age 57, passed away on August 4, 2016. He was born on April 23, 1959 to Virgil Ray and Peggy Hatton Davis Lemons.
He worked for Palestine contactors in 1979, Darr equipment in 1984 and opened his own equipment business, Lemons Equipment on April 23, 1993. Jody was well known for Caterpillar equipment and was known as the "Cat Man". If Jody couldn't fix it, it wasn't broke". Jody was also known for his athletic skills. He played for the Athens Hornets and was a star player, he was also a member of the Brownsboro Masonic Lodge. It was also known in school, that if you mess with one Lemon boy, you had all of them to deal with. Jody seemed like a grizzly bear on the outside, but he was truly a teddy bear on the inside. He was always willing and ready to help those in need.
Jody is preceded in death by his parents, Ford and Peggy Davis, and his birth father, Ray Lemons. One son, Cody Ray Lemons, and one brother Tracy Lemons.
Survivors include his loving wife, Lisa Lemons, of 36 years. One son, Clayton Ray Lemons, one Daughter, Courtney Melson and husband J.K., one brother, Russell Lemons, two sisters Connie Lemons and Carol Hurley and one grandson, Carter Melson.
Visitation will be held at Carroll-Lehr Funeral home Friday, August 5, 2016 from 5:00-7:00 PM. Funeral service will be held at Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home Chapel on August 6, 2016 at 10:00 AM with the Bro. Donald Thomas and Bro. Wayne Pickle officiating. Burial to follow at Red Springs Cemetery.
Jody's family would like to say a very special thank you to Melanie Thibodeaux and the staff of Grace Hospice for the excellent care that they gave to Jody.
In lieu of flowers donations in Jody's memory can be sent to Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, 2222 Welborn St. Dallas Texas 75219.
If you would like to leave a message of condolence or light a memorial candle for the family, you may do so at www.caroll-lehr.com.
Published on August 5, 2016