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In Memory of

Leon V. Hollingshead

December 14, 1932 - May 16, 2017

Obituary


Leon Vernon Hollingshead was born in Oklahoma City on December 14, 1932.
The son of Coy and Alice, he had 4 siblings, Coy, Charlie, Ruby and Jean. He attended Capitol Hill High School and later, Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma, where he earned a scholarship for his boxing. There he met Patsy Mahseet. They were married in 1955. Leon and Patsy had two sons, Gary and Darrell. Leon completed his bachelor's degree at Oklahoma City University while working and raising a young family. After graduation, he went to work for General Motors as a...

Leon Vernon Hollingshead was born in Oklahoma City on December 14, 1932.
The son of Coy and Alice, he had 4 siblings, Coy, Charlie, Ruby and Jean. He attended Capitol Hill High School and later, Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma, where he earned a scholarship for his boxing. There he met Patsy Mahseet. They were married in 1955. Leon and Patsy had two sons, Gary and Darrell. Leon completed his bachelor's degree at Oklahoma City University while working and raising a young family. After graduation, he went to work for General Motors as a clerk in the Oklahoma City zone office. After several promotions, he transferred to the Southwest Regional office in Dallas. There he later attained the position of Regional Manager for General Motors, Chevrolet Division. Declining a promotion in Detroit headquarters, he retired at the young age of 54. He continued part-time for General Motors monitoring the automobile wholesale auctions in Grand Prairie, Shreveport and Houston for several years.

In his younger years he enjoyed working on cars and motorcycles. Later he developed a passion for traveling, and was able to take several trips by plane, bus and cruise ship. Other hobbies included tennis, bicycling, watching professional sports, and going to estate sales and thrift shops. However, at the top of his list was dancing with his companion Suzy for the last 26 years. He also enjoyed collecting and repairing clocks. All kinds of clocks. He collected a multitude of clocks. Hundreds of clocks!

Leon had a great sense of humor and a strong and gentle manner. He had a special affection for children, dogs and cats.

He is survived by his son, Gary, daughter in law, Debbie, and granddaughter Brea Conder.



Arrangements under the direction of Ted Dickey Funeral Home, Plano, TX.