Leon D. Tedford
Leon D. Tedford
  • December 11, 1952 - March 12, 2017
  • Abilene, Texas

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Leon Debs Tedford, 64, passed away on Sunday, March 12, 2017. Services will be 9:30a.m., Monday, March 20, 2017 at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home Chapel of Faith, 5701 Hwy 277 South with Mike Woodard officiating. Burial will follow at 11:00a.m. in Texas State Veterans Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday March 19, 2017 from 6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. at the funeral home.
Leon was born on December 11, 1952 to Leon Tedford, Sr. and Janey Tedford in Abilene, TX. Leon served his country in the U.S. Army. Following his service he worked in sales with American National, Mutual of Omaha and United Insurance Companies. At the time of his death he was employed in sales with Home Depot in Abilene. Leon was a Baptist.
Leon's real passion was farming. He was a member of the Abilene Northside Farmer's Market and never lost awe that you could grow something from one little seed. He loved to go fishing and watch the Dallas Cowboys play. He always loved being with his family and so enjoyed the family "get-togethers". He will be very missed by us all.
Preceding him in death were his parents; and a brother, Zane Tedford. Survivors include his loving wife, Kristin; his brother, Marshall and wife, Susan; his sisters-in-law, Kathy Young (John), and Karin Stokley; his sons, Jamie Rodgers (Vicky), Stefan Gentry (Kori), Jason Rodgers (Laura), and Ryan Gentry (Cathy); his grandchildren, Zachary (Blair), Khristian, Alexis, Debra, Tierra, Karter, Khloe, Cloe, and Zoe; one great-granddaughter, Audrie; and several nieces and nephews.