Leroy  Atkinson


Leroy Atkinson, a resident of Byars, OK, was born on March 18, 1943 in Spokane,
Washington to Minnie Mildred (Wade) and Earl Otis Atkinson. He passed away in Byars
on Sunday June 2, 2019 at the age of 76. Leroy spent time as a youth traveling with his
parents. He moved to Oklahoma in 1956 and spent the rest of his life here. He married
Melba Jo (Hicks) on March 18, 1987 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Leroy had worked as a
Hydraulic Technician for OG&E and as a rancher. He had attended the Byars Pentecostal
Holiness Church. Leroy was preceded in death by his parents, sisters- Mary Carol, Ruth,
Shirley, Lillian, and Louise, and a brother- Bill.
Survived by his wife - Melba Jo of their home, 5 daughters - Teresa Atkinson of OKC, OK,
Lori Ann McNeil and husband Chris of Yukon, OK, Pamela Jean Seyler of Orlando, FL,
Tammie Renae Hughes of Francis, OK, and Maria Atkinson of Byars, OK; son - Mark Allen
Hughes and wife Renee of Celina, TX; 15 grandchildren - Lloyd, Katie, Scott, Roy Allen,
Sean, Joshua, Hallie, Jacob, Danielle, Dillion, Sierra, Wyatt, Emma, Zoe, and Zack; 15
great grandchildren; 2 brothers - James Atkinson and Ray Atkinson; 4 sisters- Betty
Marsh, Sharon Neill and husband Harold, Faye Knight, and Peggy Chappell and husband
Pallbearers; Lloyd Gaultney, Roy Hughes, Sean Seyler, Joshua Hughes, Jacob Hughes,
Dillion Davis, and Landon Wood. Honorary Pallbearers; Katie Yarbrough, Hallie Scott, and
Danielle LaGrange
Visitation; Friday June 7, 2019 at DeArman/Pickard Funeral Home from 5:00PM to 7:00
Services will be held 11:30 AM Saturday June 8, 2019 at DeArman-Pickard Funeral
Chapel in Stratford, OK with Rev. Lewis Perry officiating and burial following at Byars
Cemetery. Services are under the direction of DeArman -Pickard Funeral Home of
Stratford, OK. Please send online condolences to www.dearmanfuneralhome.com
Published on June 5, 2019
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