Leon Littleton, 88, of Seneca, Mo., passed on Jan. 8, 2018, at his home surrounded by family, his beloved wife, Jean, and faithful dog, Ranger. Leon was a kind and gentle man who was loved by all animals and children who came in contact with him.
Leon was born Oct. 27, 1929, in Crisp, Texas, to Edwin Forrest Littleton and Minnie Mae Ensor. He graduated from Lubbock High School in 1947, and attended the Merchant Marine Academy, in New York, from 1948 1949. From 1950 - 1953 he served in the U.S. Army and trained at Camp Chafee, Ark. and Officer Candidate School at Fort Sill, Okla. Leon held the positions of First Lieutenant, Intelligence Officer and Field Artillery Officer. He graduated from Texas Tech University, in 1955, with a B.A. in Business. Leon worked at Coastal States and Diamond Shamrock, where he was Vice President of Fuels and Feedstocks.
Leon met Barbara Sue Schulz at Pure Oil Company, in Tulsa, Okla. They married in 1956 and had five children, Greg Littleton, of Tulsa, Susan Littleton, of Austin, Texas, Phil Littleton, of Eugene, Ore., Paul Littleton, of Gig Harbor, Wash., and Meg Littleton, of Highlands, N.C.
Leon and Barbara raised their children in Corpus Christi, Texas and Amarillo, Texas before retiring to their cherished farm in Seneca, in 1990, where they resided blissfully with their many dogs, cats, horses, chickens and sheep until Barbara's passing in 2003.
On Sept. 5, 2005, Leon married Jean Kelley and they enjoyed 12 wonderful years together. Jean was thoughtful, caring and supportive of Leon and brought much happiness to his life.
Leon is survived by Jean, all five children and their spouses, eight grandchildren, four step-grandchildren and one step-great-granddaughter.
Visitation will be held 6 - 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 11, and funeral services will be 1 p.m., Friday, Jan. 12, both at Clark Funeral Home, in Neosho. Following services, interment will be at Neosho IOOF Cemetery.
Online condolences may be posted at www.clarkfuneralhomes.com.
Services are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho, Mo.
Published on January 11, 2018