Leon  Abbott


Graveside service for Leon Edward Abbott will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, August 2, 2019 at Beggs Cemetery, in Beggs, Oklahoma. Friends may visit at MMS-Payne Funeral Home in Claremore, on Thursday, August 1, from 1pm-8pm, with family receiving visitors from 6pm-8pm. Leon passed away on Friday, July 26, 2019. He was 86.
Born on February 3, 1933 in Craig County, to Herman and Bonnie (Poe) Abbott, Leon attended schools in Vinita. He enlisted with the U.S. Army and served his country in the 45th Infantry, during the Korean War. Following his honorable discharge, Leon returned to Vinita and began a career with Western Electric.
An avid fisherman, Leon enjoyed finding the best spot on the lake to catch a mess of crappie. He was a loyal Sooner fan and made sure he didn't miss watching a game. Leon was also kept up with the St. Louis Cardinals Baseball. You could find him most days at the Senior Citizens Center visiting with all of his friends. Leon traveled with Sue, through the years and together were able to see many places in the states.
Those family members that survive include his life partner Sue Webb and her family, the Harrelsons; his children Debi Ramm and husband Robert of Claremore and Larry Abbott and wife Doreen of Colleyville, Texas; his grandchildren Selena Marlatt and husband Aaron, Alyssa Blevins husband Jesse, Cale Abbott and Miles Abbott; 5 great grandchildren; his sister Thelma Sawyer and husband Gene, and many nieces and nephews. Leon was preceded in death by his parents, siblings Carl Abbott, Richard Abbott, and Glynda Rose Abbott.
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Angelia Harrelson Ward
Aug 01, 2019
I am thankful Leon was a part of our family and that I had the opportunity to have him in my life. He was an amazing man, always had good stories to tell.
He taught me the cherry pie recipe his mom made him that is quick, easy and delicious and always had something on the stove cooking at Aunt Sues (Beans)!
His personality was contagious! He never met a stranger and always let the family tell the host/hostess at restaurants it was his birthday so we could all sing to him...He would smile and thank everyone like it was really his birthday, it made Aunt Sue laugh everytime! I know one year he had 4 birthdays!!!
Oh what wonderful memories and I am grateful!
I will forever remember that wi
...de smile, hand in his pocket and those BLUE eyes! I will always love UNCLE Leon!Read more