C.C. Leonard, 91, of Garden City, died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010, at St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City.
He was born Oct. 4, 1918, in Acme, Texas, to Louis C. and Lillie Mae McNutt Leonard. He grew up and attended school in Quanah, Texas, and then worked as a farmer and a cowboy for four years before entering the U.S. Army during World War II. After his discharge from the service, Mr. Leonard worked for Phillips Petroleum Company for more than 40 years in Borger, Texas. A Garden City resident since 2006, he was a member of Assembly of God Church in Borger, enjoyed fishing and had built a cabin in Colorado that he spent the summers in for many years.
On Aug. 20, 1938, he married Lola Mae Collins in Quanah. She died April 4, 1993. He also was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters.
Survivors include a son, Ron Leonard of Holcomb; three grandsons; eight great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
The funeral will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at Browns Funeral Home in Borger, with the graveside service starting at 1:30 p.m. at Memorial Park Cemetery in Amarillo, Texas.
Condolences may be sent to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org. Memorials are suggested to Garden Valley Retirement Village, in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 412 N. Seventh St., Garden City, KS 67846.