Memorial for James Lee Leader


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James Lee Leader, 79, passed away after an extended illness at his home in Albert, OK on Monday, March 18, 2013. He was born on October 31st, 1933 in Allen, OK to Clarence Lee and Virgie (Duncan) Leader. Towards the end of his senior year at Lula High School he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps to serve his country. He later worked as a cross country trucker and was able to see a lot of the United States. He married Henrietta Tointigh on April 16, 2008 in Chichasha. He was a member of the Chickashaw Nation Tribe and the Teamsters Union. He loved to fish and spend time with his family and friends.

He is survived by:
His wife: Henrietta Leader, of the home in Albert, OK
2 sons: Henry Gamble and friend, Chris Thompson, of Okla. City, Ok
James Gamble and wife, Donna, of Piedmont, OK
1 daughter: Melinda Combs, and husband Steven, Sr., of Bethel Acres, OK
Grandchildren: Sidney Gamble and Serria Gamble, both of Okla. City, OK
Mercedes Combs, Steven Combs,Jr., and Hunter Combs, all of Bethel Acres, OK
Great-Grandchildren: Chloe Combs, Bethel Acres, OK
Kayden Gamble, Okla. City, OK
2 Brothers: Lynn Leader, Dickson, OK
Danny "Skip" Leader, Poteau, OK
4 Sisters: Izola Jean Roth, Ada, OK
CloDean and Allen Rumley, Cogar, OK
Margarette and Randy Harp, Ada, OK
Sue and Bill Smith, Stonewall, OK

2 Sister-n-laws: Charlotte Leader of Lake Havsu, AZ
Helen Leader of Seminole, OK

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

He was preceded in death by: his parents, 2 brothers; Charles "Sonny" Leader and Billy Floid Leader. Sister-in-law: Geraldine Leader and brother-in-law: Walter Roth

Private Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

Services under the direction of Fort Cobb Funeral Home, Fort Cobb, OK


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