Created October 7, 2014
- This eternal flame burns forever
- in remembrance of Oscar Leelman Jr.
Oscar Leelman Jr.
Born: August 11, 1921
Died: September 3, 2014
Oscar Leelman, Jr.
August 11, 1921 - September 3, 2014
Oscar Leelman, Jr., age 93, of Diamond City, Arkansas, passed away Wednesday, September 3, 2014,
at Hospice House in Harrison. He was born August 11, 1921, in Blind Slough, Oregon, the son of
Oscar Leelman Sr. and Annette (Zorgewitz) Leelman. His parents preceded him in death.
Oscar was a member of Lord of the Lake Luther Church in Diamond City. He was a Seaman 1st Class veteran of the
U. S. Navy having served from 1941 to 1944 during World War II. He served in the Asian Pacific and European
African area on the USS Brastage. He was a power engineer in the paper industry. He had previously lived in
Coos Bay, Oregon, Snowflake, Arizona, Ketchikan, Alaska and Crossett, Arkansas.
He was a member of the VFW #10417, the American Legion #340,
the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and Rebekkas,
Good Sam club and North
Arkansas Amateur Radio Society.
Oscar is survived by his wife of 68 years, Dorothy M. Leelman, of the home;
his son, Rory Leelman, of Lead Hill, Arkansas;
his daughter, Linda Carpenter and husband Preston, of Azle, Texas;
his grandsons and their wives, Preston Blake and Lisa Carpenter of Frisco, Texas and
Shannon and Erin Carpenter of Lee's Summit, Missouri; and
his granddaughter and her husband, Michelle and Juan Herrera, of Harlingen, Texas.
Oscar is also survived by seven great-grandchildren, Isabel and Emma Carpenter and Ava and Julian Herrera; and a
brother, Arnold Leelman, of Kelowna, British Columbia.
A memorial service will be held 2:00 PM, Saturday, September 20, 2014, at Lord of the Lake Lutheran Church in Diamond City.
Private services and interment were held in Dallas, Texas Friday, September 12, 2014.
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Though He's gone, He is not forgotten.
Though absent, He remains in spirit.
Though once a worker, He now rest.
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