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Edwards Funeral Home

201 North 12Th Street, Fort Smith, AR

OBITUARY

Leon Resch

September 21, 1934October 28, 2019
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Leon Resch, 85, of Pocola, OK passed away on October 28, 2019. He was born September 21, 1934 in Flower Hill, OK to Willie Resch and Cecil Brewer Resch. He was retired from the maintenance department at Flanders. Leon was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Shirley; and two sisters, Flora King and Carol Resch.

Four months and seventeen days, Leon and Shirley where separated on this earth. After 51 years of marriage, two kids, nine grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren, they were reunited on October 28, 2019.

He is survived by his son, Randy Resch of Pocola, OK; one daughter, Kim Lewis and husband Matthew of Fort Smith, AR; three sisters, Nelle Higgins (Gene) of Spiro, OK, Daisy Davis (Veachel) of Spiro, OK and Marilyn Cothran (Paul) of St. Joe, FL; nine grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.

Funeral Service will be 10 AM, Friday, November 1, 2019 at Edwards Funeral Home with burial to follow at Barling City Cemetery. Viewing is open from 8 AM till 5 PM on Thursday. Services are entrusted to Edwards Funeral Home.

Active Pallbearers will be Raymond Moore, Brent Spessard, Jeremy Resch, Cody Resch, James McKinney and Day Ivy. Honorary Pallbearer will be Aaron Stone.

  • FAMILY

  • Shirley Resch, Wife (deceased)
  • Kim Lewis and husband Matthew, Daughter
  • Randy Resch, Son
  • Willie and Cecil Brewer Resch, Parents (deceased)
  • Flora King, Sister (deceased)
  • Carol Resch, Sister (deceased)
  • Nelle Higgins and husband Gene, Sister
  • Daisy Davis and husband Veachel, Sister
  • Marilyn Cothran and husband Paul, Sister
  • Leon is also survived by his nine grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Raymond Moore, Active Pallbearer
  • Brent Spessard, Active Pallbearer
  • Jeremy Resch, Active Pallbearer
  • Cody Resch, Active Pallbearer
  • James McKinney, Active Pallbearer
  • Dan Ivy, Active Pallbearer
  • Aaron Stone, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Public Viewing Thursday, October 31, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, November 1, 2019

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Biography

Leon Resch, 85, of Pocola, OK passed away on October 28, 2019. He was born September 21, 1934 in Flower Hill, OK to Willie Resch and Cecil Brewer Resch. He was retired from the maintenance department at Flanders. Leon was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Shirley; and two sisters, Flora King and Carol Resch.

Four months and seventeen days, Leon and Shirley where separated on this earth. After 51 years of marriage, two kids, nine grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren, they were reunited on October 28, 2019.

He is survived by his son, Randy Resch of Pocola, OK; one daughter, Kim Lewis and husband Matthew of Fort Smith, AR; three sisters, Nelle Higgins (Gene) of Spiro, OK, Daisy Davis (Veachel) of Spiro, OK and Marilyn Cothran (Paul) of St. Joe, FL; nine grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.

Funeral Service will be 10 AM, Friday, November 1, 2019 at Edwards Funeral Home with burial to follow at Barling City Cemetery. Viewing is open from 8 AM till 5 PM on Thursday. Services are entrusted to Edwards Funeral Home.

Active Pallbearers will be Raymond Moore, Brent Spessard, Jeremy Resch, Cody Resch, James McKinney and Day Ivy. Honorary Pallbearer will be Aaron Stone.