From our September 28, 2000 edition.


Joe Robert Leathers died Saturday, September 23, 2000, in Amarillo. He was 72.

Services were held Monday, September 25, in the First Baptist Church with Rev. Truman Ledbetter, pastor, officiating. Interment was in Citizens Cemetery under the direction of Robertson Funeral Directors, Inc.

Mr. Leathers was born November 11, 1927, in Lelia Lake and was a lifetime resident of Donley County. He married Joane Bullard on December 25, 1943, at Clarendon. He was a farmer and rancher most of his life and worked for Donley County for a time before his retirement. He was a member of the First Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Verue Shelton.

Survivors include his wife, Joane Leathers of Clarendon; one daughter, Beverly Hood of Plano; two sons, Robert Wayne Leathers of Pampa and Joe Lynn Leathers of Guthrie, Texas; two sisters, Mrs. Hugh Phelps and Mrs. J.L. Wardlaw both of Terrell; eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Casket bearers were David Warlick, Wes Hood, Brandon Leathers, Sean Hardman, David Leathers, and Jonathan Leathers.

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