Leon L. Weitner
Funeral services for Leon L. Weitner, 92, Clinton resident, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, in the Clinton First Church of God, officiated by Rev. Roy Dobbs.
Weitner died Sunday, March 30, 2014, in the OU Medical Center at Oklahoma City. He was born Aug. 14, 1921 in Mountain Park, the son of Carl and Earlna (Dickinson) Weitner.
He was raised and graduated from high school at Mountain Park in 1938, and he continued his education in Clinton at Keen’s Business College.
Weitner married Ruby Mae Harrison on Dec. 27, 1941. He lived at the Fire Station, where he was a volunteer fireman, while going to school. He started working at the Oklahoma Bank until entering the service.
Weitner served in the Army Air Corps from October 1942 until November 1945. He attended an engineering and operation school in Los Angeles, Calif. He was stationed in Edmonton, Canada and Delta Junction, Alaska.
Starting in April 1946, he worked for the Clinton Post Office, serving as a clerk and assistant postmaster before retiring in September 1983 as postmaster.
He was very active in his retirement years, volunteering at the Integris Clinton Regional Hospital and Oklahoma Route 66 Museum.
Weitner was an active member of the First Church of God for more than 50 years.
Preceding him in death were his, wife, Ruby Mae; his parents; three brothers, Virgil, Dwite and Cleo; and a sister-in-law, Willie Belle Hardin.
Survivors include a daughter, Cheryl Turner and her husband, Kenneth, of Anderson, Ind.; two sons, Gary Weitner and his wife, Beverly, of Surprise, Ariz. and Ron Weitner and his wife, Carole, of Flower Mound, Texas; a brother, Archie Weitner, of Roswell, N.M.; three sisters, Marie Culberth and husband, Tom, of Clovis, N.M., Julia Hood, of Cedar Hill, Texas, Joyce Barber, of Hot Springs, Ark.; and sisters-in-law, Mary Frances Weitner, Tyler, Texas, and Florene Bullard and her husband, Lynn, of Wichita Falls, Texas; six grandchildren, Stephen Turner, of Chesterfield, Ind., Sara Turner, of Muncie, Ind., Kristi Richards and her husband, Aaron, of Surprise, Ariz., Sean Weitner and his wife, Elizabeth, of Stoughton, Wis., Jessica Ballard and her husband, Justin, of Colorado Springs, Colo. and Alexis Birkmeyer and her husband, Paul, of Redwood, City, Calif.; and 8 great-grandchildren.
Burial will follow in the Clinton Cemetery, under the direction of Kiesau- Lee Funeral Home, in Clinton.
The family will greet guests from 6 until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.