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.
Ernest Alexander, 87, of Duncan, died Tuesday, March 4, 2014, in the Sterling House in Duncan.
Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, March 8, at Don Grantham Funeral Home Chapel with pastor Dean Hall officiating. Interment will follow at Duncan Cemetery.
Jerry Louise (Collins) Turner
Funeral Services for Mrs. Jerry Louise (Collins) Turner, 76, of Ringling are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, March 8, 2014, at the Church of God in Divine Order of Ringling with Rev. Ellen Abshire and Rev. Virgil Ridenour officiating. Interment will follow at 2 p.m. at the Powell Cemetery in Marshall County. Services are under the direction and care of Alexander Funeral Home of Ringling.
Charles Ronald Jones
Charles (Charlie) Ronald Jones, of Lindsay, died Tuesday, February 4, 2014, surrounded by his loving family.
Funeral services for Mr. Jones are set for 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 8, 2014, at Erin Springs Baptist Church, located on highway 76 South of Lindsay, Okla., with Pastor Clay Hicks officiating and Pastor Gail Gardner assisting. Interment will follow at Green Hill Cemetery in Lindsay, Okla.
Michael E. Smith
Services for Michael E. Smith of Camargo, Okla., will be held Saturday, March 8, at 11 a.m. at the First Christian Church in Camargo. Interment will be at the Marlow Cemetery.
Jennie Marie Johnson
Jennie Marie Johnson, 46 of Duncan, passed away Feb. 18, 2014, at her home.
Memorial services will be 3 p.m. Friday, March 7, 2014, at City Heights Baptist Church, with Rev. Bill Arson officiating. Arrangements are under direction of Carter-Smart Funeral Home
Benny Joe Renfro
Benny Joe Renfro, 93, longtime resident of Duncan, passed away on Tuesday, March 4, in Duncan.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Friday, March 7, 2014, in the Duncan Cemetery with Rev. Larry Johnson officiating. Burial is under the direction of the Don Grantham Funeral Home.
Fred E. Gibbons
Fred E. Gibbons passed away peacefully on Monday, March 3, 2014. He was 63 years old.
A memorial service will be held 11 a.m., Friday, March 7, 2014, at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Dr. Greg Tolle officiating. Services are under the direction of the Don Grantham Funeral Home.
Marlis Edith Fyfe
Marlis Edith Renate Karin Jutta (Nolte) Fyfe, 70, of Duncan, passed away Sunday, March 2, 2014, in the Comanche County Memorial Hospital in Lawton, Okla.
Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Duncan, Okla., where her ashes will be interned.
Fred L. Tinsley
Memorial services for Fred L. Tinsley, of Ardmore, will be Friday, March 7, 2014, 2 p.m. at the Harvey-Douglas Centennial Chapel with Dr. Virgil Trout officiating. Inurnment will take place at a later date. Services under the direction of Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home & Crematory, Ardmore, Okla.
Fred was born Nov. 3, 1947, in Shamrock, Texas, to Murray Wilson and Maryian Leotta (Lewis) Tinsley. He died at his Ardmore, Okla., residence on March 4, 2014, surrounded by his family.
Betty Jean Hamilton Cochran
Funeral services for Betty Jean Hamilton Cochran will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Duncan City Cemetary.
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