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John Manuel Leos

June 24, 1946 — September 4, 2021

John Manuel Leos

John Leos, age 75 of Oglesby, passed away on Saturday, September 4, 2021 surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Monday, September 13, 2021 at Scott’s Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Post Oak Cemetery, with military honors. Visitation with the family will be one hour prior to the service. John was born on June 24, 1946 in Crawford to the late Cayetano Leos and Rebecca Blanco Leos. He grew up and attended school in Oglesby, graduating in 1965. He joined the Texas Army National Guard, along with his twin brother Joe, in 1965. He was an 11 Bravo Infantryman and attended Airborne school at Fort Benning, GA. He was then assigned to the 36th Infantry B Troop 124 Calvary in Waco, TX. Manuel later attended Jump-Master School with the 82nd Airborne Unit. He had over 103 Airborne jumps. He then attended Scout School as a 19 Delta and returned to his unit in that capacity. He later returned to his unit as an NBC (Nuclear Biological and Chemical) Officer and was sent for training so he could return to train other soldiers in his unit. He wore many hats and one Maroon Beret, in serving his unit, state and country and did so with pride and patriotism. Manuel was an electrician by trade but at the age of 50, attended MCC and earned his LVN license. During his life, Manuel volunteered with many organizations including McGregor EMS, Special Olympics and McGregor Little League. Baseball was a way of life for Manuel and his family. He grew up playing and even played semi-pro baseball. He played co-ed softball at Cotton Palace and River Bend for several years. He was known by all as “POPO” and even played ball well into his 60’s, running circles around the young guys on the field. If he wasn’t playing, he was umpiring (including Semi-pro as well). In April, he retired from umpiring after 56 years. He had officially umpired his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Sam, Willie and twin brother Joe Leos; and great-grandson, Kreed Talbert. He is survived by his wife, Clydene Leos; sons, Alex (Manuel) Leos, Cayetano (C.L.) Leos and wife, Gloria and Marcus Leos; daughter, Quele Leos Medina and husband, Juan; brothers, Fernando Leos and wife, Janet, Paul Leos and wife, Sylvia, Tommy Leos and wife, Cindy, C.B. Leos and wife, Rhonda; sister, Janie Walker and husband, Steve; grandchildren, SSG Dylan Lorenz and wife, Wendy, Courtney Scott and husband, SSG Ray Scott (Ret.), Sr. Airmen Justin Lorenz and wife, Tori, Rebecca Lorenz and fiancée Trestean Talbert, Andrea Leos and fiancée Eric Perez, Brayden Leos, Arin Leos and Siana Leos and husband, Amed Mejia; greatgrandchildren, Nathaniel, Marcello and Leo Lorenz, Kori and Kenton Wilson, Haven and Lyric Lorenz, Trevyn Talbert, Aurelio, Alaniz and Ezriel Perez and Maverick Donaldson. The family would like to thank Ascension Providence and Providence Hospice, for the care they gave to their Dad. Also, a special thanks to Brandi, on 3 North at the hospital, who treated their Dad with honor and dignity.
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