Memphis Law Grad Dies at 93

Leroy Lemayne Hidinger Jr. died Saturday (Oct. 19) in Memphis at the age of 93. A graduate of the University of Mississippi, Hidinger began pursuing a law degree at the University of Virginia but was interrupted by World War II. After the war, Hidinger completed his law degree at Southern Law University, which later became part of the University of Memphis. He went on to earn a master degree in business from the Wharton School. In 1950, he opened Cavalier Cleaners and operated the business for 62 years. Services will be held Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at Memorial Park Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John's United Methodist Church Endowment Fund, 1207 Peabody Ave., Memphis, TN 38104, or the Church Health Center, 1196 Peabody Ave., Memphis, TN 38104. The Commercial Appeal has more on his life.