David LeRoy LeCrone II

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David LeRoy LeCrone II 1954-2019

David was born December 11, 1954 at Norman Regional Hospital to Sally (Miller) LeCrone Church and David LeRoy LeCrone, Sr. (deceased). He attended Norman Public Schools and Moore-Norman Technical Center. He worked in construction, OU landscaping, water tower painting, et al.

David went to drug treatment in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1978. He worked there as a surveyor. He met his future wife, Sherry Hoffman. Their son, David III, was born 1-13-79 in Norman. They later divorced. Upon completion of a GED, he attended OU Fine Arts program as a Drama major and played OU Rugby club sport. He auditioned and attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Pasadena, CA. His concern was having to engage in Cold Readings, but found that his diagnosis of Learning Disability-Dyslexia, and ADHD entitled him to receive scripts 48 hours before other students. For the first time, he was not ashamed of his difficulties with reading and attention. He performed in several plays at the Pasadena Playhouse. He auditioned for numerous movie parts. He jokingly claimed he was the best second place actor at movie auditions.

David and Sherry reconciled and their second son, Zachary, was born 6-26-88 in Minneapolis. David broke his back at work and required back surgery. Their union again was terminated and David moved back to Norman to recover. He became a NHS substitute teacher. He re-entered the OU Fine Arts program as a Film & Video major, graduating in 1997. He worked in the OU Physics Department. He established Survival Productions, llc, to introduce at-risk youth to video production, holding classes at the Rotary Clubhouse.

David engaged in his love of art: drawing, painting, photography, computer graphics, etc. He continued to have intermittent relapses in his struggle with addiction. He cycled in and out of drug treatment. His most productive treatment was his therapeutic relationship with Dr. Jodie Edge, who he viewed as the father he wished he had.

In 2000, he met his daughter Kim, who had been adopted in 1974 at birth. He knew the minute he saw her that she was indeed his daughter. He loved all three of his children very much, but had difficulties with relationships. He loved all four of his grandsons. Just mentioning one of them brought a smile to his face.

David was working at Griffin Memorial Hospital when he had an accidental injury to his right hand and arm requiring surgery. He lost 75% of the use of his right hand. He no longer could engage in art. His back surgery had failed, which caused chronic pain. He was declared disabled. He struggled with his situation and identity. He began to attend daily Bible Study and for the first time got totally absorbed in learning. He eventually became at peace with himself, his regrets and his limitations. At his request, his body was donated to United Tissue Network.

David was by character a kind, caring, helpful, person who loved nature, animals, especially his chow dog Stewart (deceased). He played with the squirrels in the back yard and trapped the opossum family living under the deck, freeing them into the Canadian river area. He was funny and like to play pranks on people. He was also an excellent cook, who sang, hummed and whistled as he cooked great meals.

David was pre-decease by his sister, Pamela Cheryl LeCrone (1957-1974), his father David Sr., his grandparents: Ica and Earl LeCrone and Geneva and E. A. "Phat'' Miller. He is survived by his mother,

Dr. Sally Church of the home, brothers-Greg of the home and Jeff of Oklahoma City, sister, Molly Caroline LeCrone of Norman, daughter Kim Hornbuckle (Bobby) of Edmond and his grandson Zander, sons of Minneapolis: David III (Charlene) and grandsons Aiden, Caleb and Beckett; and Zach (Chelea); uncle Patrick Kelso Miller of Snow, Oklahoma, aunt Lauren Walthour of Mica, Texas, aunt Ica Ruth Lalicker of Norman, and many cousins.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, March 30 at 2:00, led by Rev. David Wheeler, pastor of
First Congregational Church of Norman, at the Memorial Presbyterian Church, 601 SW 24th Norman.
Following the service, a reception will be held in the Fellowship Hall with a display of some of David's art work.
Published on March 27, 2019
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6 posts

Donna Conyers
Apr 13, 2019
I am sending prayers to Sally and all of David's family. I know that he was loved and also gave love to his family and friends.
Pamela Clarbour Noe
Apr 01, 2019
I have known David and family since My family moved here in the early 1970's. May God Bless you and help your family and loved ones through their grief.
Pat Hulsey Belcher
Mar 30, 2019
I am so very sorry for your loss; he will be missed. We had a wonderful time growing up as "LeCrone" cousins. Memories will never fade.
Love to all,
Pat
Priscilla and David Johnson
Mar 29, 2019
We were truly best cousins and being the an older cousin, I would baby sit him and Pamela in California a lot. Being a member of the Lecrone family was great, we always had family gatherings and reunions which made all us cousins and other family members so close. I do miss all those gatherings but I have such presious memories . My prayers are with my aunt Sally, Jeff, Molly(Caroline), Gregg, and other family members. Love you guys.
David Edge
Mar 28, 2019
So sorry for your loss. I remember David for the old neighborhood, and running in some of the same groups. Sad news indeed.
Becky Kennedy Smith
Mar 28, 2019
I am deeply sorry for your loss. RIP David