Leon Stockton, 82

Leon Stockton, 82

Funeral services for Leon Stockton, 82, of Thornfield, were held Nov. 1, 2022 in the Clinkingbeard Funeral Home chapel in Gainesville, with Oren Alcorn officiating. 

Burial with full military honors will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, in the Fort Gibson National Cemetery in Fort Gibson, Oklahoma. 

Leon died Oct. 30, at his residence. He was born Aug. 15, 1940 in Keifer, Oklahoma, to Webster Lee and Verlon Mae (Dethrow) Stockton.

Leon was a veteran who proudly served his country in the Navy during two tours in Vietnam. He served as a code writer and code breaker, known as “Sparky.” Leon was proud of his military service and has always been very patriotic. 

He was an ordained minister through the Native American church, Chickamouga Cherokee. 

He loved his family and spending time with his friends. He loved to barbecue and have big Fourth of July barbecues for all his loved ones. 

Leon was also a professional bass fisherman and enjoyed his time on the lake. 

He is survived by his wife Kay Stockton of the home in Thornfield; two daughters from his first marriage: Susan Tomek and husband Duane of Austin, Texas, and Belinda Krause and husband Kenneth of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; one grandson, Matthew Krause; one stepdaughter, Tammy Robbins of Ava; two step-granddaughters; six step-grandchildren; one sister, Nancy Stockton of Sapulpa, Oklahoma; and many nieces, nephews and extended family members.

He was preceded in death by his first wife Patsy (Baker) Stockton; his parents; and two brothers, Winfred and Perry Stockton.

Arrangements are under the direction of Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Gainesville. 

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