He was born July 17, 1957, in Newport, to the late Ed and Minnie Childress.
He is survived by two sons, Dontaye Childress of Dallas, Texas, and Donald Childress of Newport; two daughters, Christy Ellis of Newport, and Ebony Childress of Waukegan, Ill.; six brothers, Leonard Moore, Charles Childress, and Billy Childress, all of Newport, Reonard Childress of Little Rock, Edward Childress and John Childress, both of Atlanta, Ga.; five sisters, Patsy Bond of Memphis, Tenn., Margaret Davis of Brownsville, Tenn., Sharon Edward of West Point, Miss., Shirley Calamese and Lucy West, both of Newport; and eight grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012 at 1 p.m. at Morning Star Baptist Church with Pastor Reonard Childress officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Shoffner. Visitation will be Friday, Sept. 14, 2012 from 5-7 p.m. at Taylor & Kimbrough Funeral Home.
Arrangements by Taylor & Kimbrough Funeral Home.