Aug. 19, 1930 — Oct. 9, 2011
Leon Nix was born on Aug. 19, 1930, in Carnegie, to Clifton and Hetty (Anderson) Nix. He died surrounded by his family on Oct. 9, 2011, at his home in rural Stephens County.
Service will be at 2 p.m. today at Calvary Assembly of God, 2401 NW Bell Ave, Lawton. The Rev. Byron Elmore and two of Leon’s nephews, the Rev. Darrell Blaine and the Rev. Craig Dacus, will officiate. Interment will follow at Carnegie Cemetery. Whinery-Huddleston Funeral Service has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Leon was raised and attended school in Carnegie. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force shortly after graduation, received his basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, and served as a radar operator on the northwest coast of Alaska between the U.S. and Russia.
After his discharge, Leon quickly found the girl he wanted to share his life with. Louise Gather and Leon were married on Dec. 16, 1951, in Cordell. They had been married almost 60 years at the time of his death.
Leon spent most of his working years as a civil service employee, initially starting as a plumber at Ft Sill, then as supervisor of the Plumbing, Heating and Pipe Fitting Shop, and eventually retiring in 1985 as an estimator/appraiser. He enjoyed reading, NASCAR racing and OU football, but always made family the focus of his life.
He had a big impact on his grandchildren’s lives and their development into adults. Leon was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Ruby Juanita Nix; and two brothers: Alton and J.D. Nix.
Survivors include his wife Louise, of the home; two daughters, Linda Nix, of Duncan, and Barbara Tuck and husband Ronnie, also of Duncan; three grandchildren, Justin Tuck and wife Trish, of Newalla, Jennifer Menges of Longview, Texas, and Lindsey Jones of Oklahoma City; three great-grandchildren, Brilan Tuck, of Duncan, and Karlee and Kilee Menges, both of Longview; two nieces, Jean Davall and husband Hugh of Alvarado, Texas, and Sherri Nix, of Newalla; a son-in-law, David Jones, of Duncan; and numerous extended family members and friends.
Family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Calvary Assembly of God Mission Fund, or the Oklahoma Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, Bldg. 7, Suite 103, 4606 E. 67th St, Tulsa, OK, 74136-4974.
Leon’s online guestbook may be signed or condolences sent by visiting www.whineryhuddleston.com.
Sherman Dowl Roden
Sherman Dowl Roden passed away at the age of 74 on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Arlington, Texas, where he resided.
There will be no services or ceremonies. Alpine Funeral Home of Fort Worth, Texas handled the arrangements. His children and their spouses will travel to the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, Nev. on Friday, Dec. 13 for a “Celebration of Life” in his honor.
John Gossett, 84, of Venus, Texas, died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. Service is pending with Whinery-Huddleston Funeral Home.
Online guest book may be signed and condolences sent at www.whineryhuddleston.com.
A. D. ‘Buster’ Richardson
A. D. “Buster” Richardson, 87, passed from this life Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at Mercy Hospital in Ardmore.
Funeral service for Mr. Richardson will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at First Baptist Church in Waurika, with the Rev. Jeff McLemore officiating. Burial will be in the Waurika Cemetery under direction of Dudley Funeral Home.
Mary Lois Sampson
Mary Lois Sampson, 98, longtime resident of Duncan, passed away Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at Country Club Care in Duncan.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, in the Don Grantham Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tracy L. Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in Duncan Cemetery under direction of the Don Grantham Funeral Home.
Jay Collier Jennings
Jay Collier Jennings, a resident of Davis, was born Oct. 3, 1959, in Lindsay, to Kermit and Wanda Collier Jennings. He passed away Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, at Davis, at the age of 54 years, 1 month and 28 days.
Lori Lynn Phillips
Lori Lynn Phillips, 43, of Duncan, died Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, at Comanche County Memorial Hospital in Lawton.
Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at the Kincannon Memorial Chapel with burial to follow in the Altus City Cemetery under direction of Kincannon Funeral Home in Altus.
James “Jimmy” Earl Tow
Funeral services for Mr. James “Jimmy” Earl Tow, 43, is scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, at the Ratliff City First Baptist Church with the Rev. Derek Bolin and Mark Belvin officiating. Interment will follow at the Marlow Cemetery of Marlow. Services are under direction and care of Alexander Funeral Home of Ratliff City.
Norman Lee Baughn
Norman Lee Baughn was born Feb. 9, 1935, in Okmulgee, to Revis Loie and Ruby Hill Baughn. He passed away Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at his home in Erin Springs, at the age of 78 years.
Norman was a longtime resident of the Lindsay area, coming here to work as a pumper for Mobil Oil Company and retiring in 1995. He also worked for Humble Oil in Fittstown and B.J. Trucking in Lindsay. Norman purchased Big John’s drive-in in Maysville from Jackie Trammel, and he and his wife, Johna Beth operated it until it closed in 1994. Norman was presently leased as a hot shot for Tilley Trucking in Marlow.
Clyde A. Hurley
Clyde A. Hurley of Tatums, passed from this life Nov. 28, 2013, in Ardmore, at the age of 67 years.
Funeral service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in the Bethel Baptist Church in Tatums, with the Rev. Greg Newhouse officiating. Interment will be in the Tatums Cemetery under direction of Wooster Funeral Home.
Donald Leo ‘Don’ White
Donald Leo “Don” White, a longtime resident of Comanche, passed away Monday evening, Nov. 25, 2013, at Comanche County Memorial Hospital, following a brief illness. He was 69 years old.
Memorial service will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, at the Comanche Funeral Home Chapel, under direction of Comanche Funeral Home
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