Carl “Hoot” Leonard

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MIDLAND - Carl “Hoot” Leonard, 94 years of age, of Martin and Midland counties, died on Nov. 8, 2018, in Midland. He was born near Abilene on Sep. 26, 1924, in a little community named Stith. His parents were Carl and Emma Lee Leonard. He married Hazel Colleen Church on May 15, 1943, in Midland. He farmed and ranched all his life. He owned the John Deere dealership in Stanton, managed the Midland Farmer’s Co-op Cotton Gin and managed the Texas Ten Ranch. He was a veteran of World War II and served in the Army-Air Corp. He is preceded in death by his mother, father and four siblings: Louise Schuelke, Jack Leonard, Evelyn Eaton and Lola Chandler. He is survived by his wife Colleen Church Leonard, siblings Vivian Chandler, Frankie Schuelke and Bill Leonard and family Jackie and Bruce Carter, Gail and Dennis Stratton, Don and Phyllis Leonard, Guy and Beverley Leonard, Elaine Leonard and Joann and Randy Klinkhammer. Hoot and Colleen have ten grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Nov. 12, at Ellis Funeral Home with Pastor Stazie Church, Community of Church Stanton, assisted by Tommy Hursh. Burial followed at Resthaven Memorial Park. Memorials may be sent to Hospice of Midland, 911 West Texas Avenue, Midland, Texas 79701. Arrangements were under the care of Ellis Funeral Home.

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