Clarence Marion Leslie (Lefty) was born on December 11, 1926 in Everly, Iowa to Wilbur and Gertrude Leslie. On March 7, 1951, he married Carol Elizabeth Warren and was proud to tell all who met him …
Clarence Marion Leslie (Lefty) was born on December 11, 1926 in Everly, Iowa to Wilbur and Gertrude Leslie. On March 7, 1951, he married Carol Elizabeth Warren and was proud to tell all who met him of their long lasting marriage of 68 years.
As a young man, he worked with his dad and brother doing exterior and interior painting before and after his service in the US Army during the Korean War. He then went to work for Clay County doing road maintenance for 13 years. Afterwards, he started to work for Sears and Roebuck as a salesman and manager, which led him to move his family around the Midwest. He was also an active member of the American Legion for many years. As a young family man, he and his wife took many family vacations camping all around the nation. He loved to fish and hunt, and later became a very avid wood carver, teaching classes at the woodcarving school in Montgomery, Alabama.
He and his wife retired from Hibbing, Minnesota to Lake of the Ozarks near Camdenton, Missouri, where they could enjoy lots of fishing and summers with the grandkids. They later moved to Springfield, Missouri, and then to Katy, Texas in 2009. He and his wife are members of the Katy First United Methodist Church.
Clarence passed away on February. 5, 2020 at the age of 93 following several years of Parkinson’s, Dementia, heart failure, and kidney failure.
He is proceeded in death by his parents; brothers, Lawrence (Pete) Leslie and Clifford Leslie; and two sisters, Idlene Tessum and Marilyn Gathman.
He is survived by his wife, Carol; two sons, Kit Leslie and wife Leann and Rick Leslie and wife Lisa; daughter, Robin Myers and husband Ed; two grandsons, Jacob Leslie and Nathan Leslie; one granddaughter, Jennifer Godwin and husband Craig; and one great granddaughter, Alizabeth (Ali) Godwin; multiple step grandchildren; two brothers, Joe Leslie and wife, Wally Leslie and wife; and other relatives and friends. Clarence never met a stranger and he will be missed by many.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, February 10, 2020 at the Schmidt Funeral Home East Avenue Chapel, in Katy.
Funeral services held under the direction of Schmidt Funeral Home.