Leon Haskell Thompson
Leon Haskell Thompson
  • August 14, 1934 - October 5, 2017
  • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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Leon Haskell Thompson passed away on October 5, 2017. He was born in McAlester, OK to Vorice (Messick) and Haskell Thompson.
He served in the U.S. Army 6th Armored Division during the Korean War from 1953 to 1956. After returning from the military, he worked for Kelleher Equipment Company in Tulsa for seventeen years. In 1971, he moved to OKC to own and operate a Kerr McGee Service Station for twelve years.

Leon was Vice President of the Kerr McGee Service Station Dealers Association, OKC. Later, he became a consumer activist working to lower gasoline prices in the state. After becoming disabled, he organized a Seniors On Disability Activist organization to assist elderly and disabled citizens in OKC. In 2003, he testified before the OK State Legislature about the needs of disabled citizens. He was active in the Democratic Party.

Leon was devoted to his mother. He and his cousin Connie took care of her in her later years. He loved playing cards, the guitar with his brothers, and bingo with his mother. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Kenneth Thompson and Wayne Thompson. He is survived by his brother Bobby Thompson many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Arrangements under the direction of Bill Eisenhour Funeral Home, Del City, Oklahoma.