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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • Leo Denton Iiams

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  • VELMA — Funeral services for Mr. Leo Denton Iiams, 91, of Fox are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, January 19, 2013, at the Velma Church of Christ with Roger Schwenn officiating. Interment will follow at the New Velma Cemetery. Services are under the direction and care of Alexander Funeral Home of Ratliff City.
    Leo was born July 22, 1921, at Oklahoma City to the late Mr. Leland Denton Iiams and Mrs. Daisy (Williams) Iiams. He departed this life Tuesday, January 15, 2013, at Mercy Hospital Healdton.
    Leo graduated from Alma High School in 1939. He married the former Ms. Leona Wright on May 20, 1940, at Alma. After serving in the Army Air Corp during WWII, he worked for and retired from the Lone Star Natural Gas Company in the Fox area. He enjoyed traveling across the United States on summer vacations with his daughter's family and spending summers in Lake City, Colo., for the last 30 years. His wife, Leona, preceded him in death on August 22, 1996. He was a member of the Velma Church of Christ.
    Also preceding him in death were his parents; and a brother, Marion.
    Survivors include a daughter, Sue and husband, Porter McDaniel of Fox; son, Larry Iiams and wife, Linda of Lake City, Colo.; grandchildren, Karla and husband, Randy Shackleford of Noble, Laura and husband, John Johnston of Fox, Darren Iiams and wife, Joanna of Pearland, Texas, Dan Iiams and wife, Jocelyn of Loganville, Ga., and Julie and husband, Jeffrey Chadwick of Pittsburg, Pa.; great-grandchildren, Tyra Shackleford, Tamra Shackleford, Taylor Britt, Tanner Britt, Jaden Johnston, Amber Iiams, Logan Iiams, Kaitlyn Iiams and Shea Iiams; and great-great-grandson Xylan Lewis.
    Pallbearers are Taylor Britt, Tanner Britt, Darren Iiams, Dan Iiams, G.W. Wright, Danny McCall and Jerry Loveall.
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Velma Church of Christ or to Parkinson's Research.
    Family visitation is scheduled from 6-8 this evening at the funeral home in Ratliff City.
    Condolences may be made at www.alexanderfuneralhome.org.

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