Leon Edward Craig

    Leon Edward Craig, age 86, of Cassville, Missouri.

    Leon Edward Craig, age 86, of Cassville, Missouri passed away Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at Oak Pointe in Monett, Missouri.

    He was born December 15, 1935 in Butterfield, Missouri the son of Roy and Genevieve (Allison) Craig. On June 17, 1955 he was united in marriage to LaVonne Hawk, who preceded him in death on October 27, 1979. On October 12, 2000 he was united in marriage to Rita Litchfield, who preceded him in death on January 15, 2020. Also preceding him in death were his parents; one son, Paul Ray Craig and three brothers, Carroll Craig, Gerald Craig and Ray Craig.

    Surviving are two sons, Carl Craig and his wife Kim of Dallas, Texas and Evan Craig of Cassville, Missouri; one daughter, Joan Riddle and her husband Jim of Cape Fair, Missouri; one brother, Glen Craig of Cassville, Missouri; one sister, Faustine Penn of Cassville, Missouri; six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

    Leon was born and lived in Barry County, Missouri his whole life. After graduating from Cassville High School, he began his 31-year career as a lineman with Con Tel phone company, retiring in 1991. Leon worked and enjoyed living on a farm throughout his life, taking pride in his John Deere tractors. He didn't miss a hunting season, particularly enjoying coon, deer and quail hunting. Anyone who knew or lived near Leon likely received a sack full of tomatoes or other goods from his plentiful garden. When his kids were growing up, he was always there to support them and help during their rodeo events. Later, his grandkids enjoyed his pony-drawn wagon rides around the farm, picking up walnuts and snipe hunts. In his final days, Leon enjoyed socializing at Oak Pointe Assisted Living.  

    Services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, September 17, 2022 at Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. Reverend Jerry Nickle will conduct the services. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Cassville, Missouri.

    The family will receive friends from 9:00 A.M. until service time Saturday at Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville.

    Visit www.fohnfuneralhome.com for online obituaries, guestbook and private condolences.

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