Leon Morris Cohen

July 5, 1930March 29, 2018

Leon Morris Cohen, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, died peacefully on March 29,th at the age of 87. Leon was a native Houstonian born to immigrants Abe and Sarah Cohen. He graduated from Sam Houston High School in 1948. While in his teens, Leon met 15 year old Evelyn Levine at an AZA-BBG convention dance. Leon was immediately smitten and a lifelong romance began. Married in 1952, she has been his love and devoted life partner for the past 66 years. After serving in the United States Air Force, he returned to Houston to join his father-in-law’s business, Levine Supply Company. Later, Leon left to launch his own company, Jones Supply Company and later Cohen Industrial Supply Company. During these years he excelled at selling pipe, valves and fittings to underground utilities and oilfield contractors. He was well-known in the industry and was loved by all his employees, customers and vendors. Leon retired from the company in 2014.

Leon is survived by his wife, Evelyn Levine Cohen, children, Leslie Cohen (Jan), Adrienne Solomon, Yvonne Spolane (Ronny) and Julie Pryor (Dayne); grandchildren Joshua (Stephanie), Suzanne and Jacob (Amy) Cohen, Erica Solomon Gould (Eric), Paula Solomon Kingsley (Michael), Adam Spolane, Rikki Spolane Veksler (Boris), Elizabeth Pryor Massey (James) and Marissa Pryor; and great grandchildren Spencer, Lilah and Annie Cohen; Ella and Norah Gould; Haley and Benjamin Kingsley.

A Graveside Funeral will be held at Beth Yeshurun Post Oak Cemetery on Monday, April 2nd at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to The American Heart Association.


  • Graveside Service Monday, April 2, 2018

Leon Morris Cohen

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Shelli Kozberg

April 11, 2018

I have the fondest memories of time spent at the Cohen’s home back in the day! Thinking of you all and sending heartfelt condolences. May his memory be a blessing.

Patrick Powers

April 2, 2018

As a young man getting started in the waterworks industry, I was fortunate enough to sit and listen many times to my late Father and Leon share stories of our trade. I learned from them that loyalty and friendship meant much more than the bottom line. This Irish Catholic is blessed to have known Leon and to consider the Cohen family as friends.
May looking back in memory help comfort you.
Patrick Powers

Joe Morton

April 1, 2018

Leon was a true pioneer in the development of Houston in the past fifty years. His gracious friendship and great competiveness will be his legacy. May his family continue to follow his footsteps. Rest In Peace.
Joe Morton

Barbara Freilich

April 1, 2018

It is always so hard when someone so loved has past on. My favorite moments with Uncle Leon included the time we spent together talking about the Cohen house and most recently sitting with him at the Cohen reunion where we had our picture taken and I told him how much he and Aunt Evelyn meant to me. The only son of Grandma and Grandpa Cohen surrounded by four sisters, Aunt Florence, Aunt Mamie, Aunt Clara and my mother, Bettye, he will truly be missed!