Leon Cogdell, 81, born March,16 1931, known also as “Lee”, died 11-22-2012 at Corinth Rehab Suites on the Parkway. He is survived by 3 daughters, Cyndee Parrish, Linda Cogdell and Diane Chase; and a brother Gerald Cogdell and sister, Nancy Henderson and 7 grand children and 7 great grand children. He is preceded in death by his 3 sons, Dennis, David and Brian Cogdell and his brother Harold.
Leon grew up in Denton, Texas. He is a retired Army Sergeant during his military career. Most notable, was Leon’s service as a Chauffeur for part of John F. Kennedy’s Cabinet, and an overseas tour to Izmir,Turkey.
Leon enjoyed auto mechanicing, baseball, dancing and bowling. He also loved to travel, play dominoes and meeting friends at the Denton Senior Citizen Center.
Special thanks to Hospice Plus and the nurses who helped our daddy, “Chief” complete his earthy journey and start his life in Heaven.
Visitation will be Monday 11-26-2012 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. with the funeral service in the Chapel of DeBerry Funeral Directors at 6:30 p.m. with Buddy Owens officiating.