Kenneth Leggett

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Kenneth Newton Leggett, 88, of Abilene, Texas, and longtime former Cordell, Oklahoma, resident passed from this life on Monday, August 14, 2017, in Abilene, Texas. Kenneth was born on October 10, 1928, in Norphlet, Arkansas, a son of Ona and Lona (Dees) Leggett. He was raised in Norphlet and Smackover, Arkansas, and attended school there graduating in 1946. Kenneth served in the United States Air Force for 20 years retiring in 1968. Kenneth married Dorothy Creamer on August 8, 1949, in Cordell, and they raised their family there. He attended Southwestern State in Weatherford, and received a Master’s in Education. Kenneth taught Business Administration and American History for many years at Binger High School, retiring in 1984. Kenneth enjoyed restoring cars and tinkering with things. He also enjoyed keeping up with his beloved Razorbacks and was an avid reader of Louis L’Amour westerns. He enjoyed drinking coffee and visiting with his friends, but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. In the mid 2000’s, Kenneth moved to Abilene to be closer to family. He became a member of the First Baptist Church in Abilene, and attended Larry Mc-Graws Sunday School class. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ona and Lona (Dees) Leggett; wife, Dorothy in 1999; one daughter, Vicki Eutefish in 1995; and two sisters, Elva Witte and Anita Hughes. Survivors include his son, Ken Leggett and wife, Diane of Abilene, Texas; daughter, Aleta Walker and husband, Dan of Round Rock, Texas; seven grandchildren, Melissa, Zack, Amanda, John-Michael, Jenna, Lindsey, and Brady; five great grandchildren: Jackson, Laura, Avery, Paisley, and Landon; one brother, Gerald Leggett and wife, Bobbie of Hot Springs, Arkansas; one brother in law, Kenneth Dale Creamer of Cordell, and a host of dear family and friends. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, August 18, 2017, at the chapel of the First Baptist Church in Abilene, Texas. Graveside Services followed at Lawnview Cemetery in Cordell. Services were under the direction of Kiehn-Varner Funeral Home of Cordell.