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Leon Reed, 91, of Norman, OK passed away Friday, July 21, 2017. Leon was born on June 13, 1926, in Haileyville, OK, to Ras and Bessie Reed. Leon graduated from Haileyville High School and went into the U.S. Navy where he served his country. After High School graduation he obtained his Bachelors from Southeastern University in Durant and his Masters in Industrial Engineering and Industrial Education from the University of Oklahoma. Leon married his love, Wanda Grace on April 6, 1950, in Shawnee, OK. Leon taught school in the Norman Public School System and was a former Principal in Eagletown, OK. He retired after 32 years in the Norman Public Schools. After retirement, Leon and Wanda loved traveling together. Leon also loved making knives and wood working (which allowed him to build two homes) and hunting with his brothers. Leon was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Wanda, five brothers and one sister. He is survived by two daughters: Rita Henry and husband, James, of Moore, OK and Lori Roberts of Mount Pleasant, SC; Five Grandchildren: Chad Henry, Craig Henry, Ayre Wilson, Brandt Wilson and Heather Roberts; six great grandchildren: Allie Henry, Michael Henry, Maddie Henry, Isaiah Henry, Wyatt Henry and Wade Henry; Brother-in-Laws, Clyde Pigg and Bob Pigg, one Sister-in-Law, Mary Lee Wilkerson and many other nieces, nephews and other family members. Services have been placed in the care of Havenbrook Funeral Home. We will celebrate and honor Leon on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 11:00 am at Havenbrook Funeral Home. To leave on-line remembrances please visit www.havenbrookfuneralhome.com.
Published on July 24, 2017
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