Dateline: April 17, 2003


Funeral services for Jack Thomas Leeper, age 67, were held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 10, 2003, in the Community Fellowship Church in Clarendon with Rev. Bryan Knowles, pastor, officiating.  Burial was held in Citizens Cemetery in Clarendon under the direction of Robertson Funeral Directors, Inc., of Clarendon.

Mr. Leeper died Tuesday, April 8, 2003, in Amarillo.  He was born January 29, 1936, at Washburn, Texas, and had been a resident of Donley County most of his life.  He married Scharlett Sue Banister on May 22, 1958, at Hedley. He was employed by the Texas Department of Transportation for 27 years, before retiring as Asst. Supervisor in 1998. He was a member and Deacon of the Community Fellowship Church.  He had also served as a Deacon of the Martin Baptist and First Baptist Churches.  He was a music director at the Martin Baptist Church for 15 years and had served as music director at many revivals and provided special music for many other events.

He was preceded in death by twin daughters, Lonna Sue and Donna Lou in 1961, his parents, one sister, and one brother.

Survivors include his wife, Sue Leeper of Clarendon; two daughters, Anna Gay Leeper of Friona and Scharla Miller of Claude; two sons, Tommy Leeper and Bryan Leeper, both of Clarendon; one sister, Lafern Gibson of New Jersey; three brothers, Wilburn Leeper of Quitaque, Benny Leeper of Belton, and Verrell Leeper of Kansas; and eight grandchildren.


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