Leon Parrott

Leon Parrott, 83, of Center, Texas passed away on May 25, 2020 in Nacogdoches, Texas.  Born August 30, 1936, in Stroud, Oklahoma, Leon is the son of the late Maurice Parrott and Colleda (Williams) Parrott.  His wishes were to be cremated and no service will be held.


Leon retired from Boiler Room Engineer at Boeing Aircraft. He was for sure a simple man.  Simple the way the Ten Commandments are simple.  The way the truth is simple.  He was an excellent skeet shooter and he loved doing it.  Leon was soft-spoken, so humble, and always ready to manufacture some fun.  He lived with a n innocent strength and a sweet freedom.  Leon liberated, never holding back in the unmistakable affection he felt for so many people.  He love Wichita Kansas but was happy to move to Center, Texas.  He worked for and, in time, led causes given over to making his hometown an ever better place to live, serving on many boards, and being a part of many community organizations. In fact, in the dwindling dreams of his last three years, Leon Parrott, stood forthright with his family and friends, no attempt whatsoever to hide the slow progress of his affliction.  But the old Leon sparkled through, warming and lighting the room, even as darkness walked closer.  At the end, his laughter, the only speech that mattered.  


He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Mary Parrott; children, Rebecca Ross and husband Dave, Patricia Parrott, Rajina Parrott; stepchildren, Sandra Cambron, Vicky Fletcher and husband Jeffrey, Kenny Chapman and wife Tracy; 20 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; 2 great great granchildren; brother, Terry Parrott; sister, Luella Huson; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of family and friends, not to forget his dogs, Stormy and Maleno, that will miss him dearly.


Leon is preceded in death by his infant daughter, Victoria Lynn Parrott; and parents, Maurice and Colleda Parrott.


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Mangum Funeral Home, Center, is in charge of arrangements.


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