William A (Bill) Leonard was born October 27, 1918 to William M and Lilly
Leonard in Britton, OK. and departed this life on June 10, 2013. His parents made the Land Run and established a farm east of Britton. He married Lucille Thomas on May 14, 1937 and was married 54 yrs until her death in 1991. Joined Britton Baptist Church in 1952 and served as a deacon for over 50 yrs.
He worked at Mid Continent News for 38 yrs in many different director positions. He served in the Army during WWII and was stationed in the Philippines. His passions were hunting, fishing and bowling. He hunted and fished many places in the US as well as Canada and Mexico making annual trips to Arkansas, S. Dakota and Canada. He was known for telling many stories, (some of which were true).
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, 2 brothers and a son-in-law. Survivors include daughter Judi Doerr, son and daughter-in-law Kenny and Karen Leonard all of Edmond. He had 5 grandchildren – Tiffany and Godfrey Guerzon, Seattle Laura and Duncan Massingham, Austin Blake and Charla Doerr, Tulsa Dustin Leonard, OKC Heather and Joey Rushing, Yukon and 11 great grandchildren. He was known for his great sense of humor.
Thanks to Sterling House and Good Shepherd Hospice for their wonderful care.
Services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Thursday June 13, 2013 at Matthews Funeral Home Chapel with Interment at Memorial Park Cemetery.
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