Leo "Paw Paw" Flute
September 5, 1938 – September 26, 2019
Leo Flute, of Corinth, Texas, walked on Thursday, September 26th, 2019, at the age of 81. After a valiant fight against Cancer, our beloved Pawpaw passed away peacefully in his home.
Leo was born on September 5th, 1938, near Tahlequah, Oklahoma to Maggie and Reverend Levi Flute, and then raised in Adair County.
Just as the Korean conflict ended, young Leo joined the U.S. Navy and served as a crew member aboard the U.S.S. Ranger (CV-61).
In 1960, Leo moved to Dallas where he met Charlotte Ann Greenwood of Eufaula, Oklahoma. They married in Durant, Oklahoma on March 3rd, 1962. The Flutes started their family in the Dallas metro area and remained there for the rest of their lives. Leo worked for Solar Turbines, Inc., for 30 years, while Charlotte taught, before retiring to spend more time with Grandma and the grandkids.
Leo loved exploring the outdoors and meeting people. He, Charlotte, and their son Roman and spent summers on the road, camping and exploring North America with friends and family, including the Bettis, Neilson, Kimmel, Greenwood, and Epperson families.
Leo was a true man of faith and his life exhibited his love for God and for all people.
Leo is preceded in death by his wife, Charlotte Ann Flute, and his parents Maggie and Levi Flute. Leo's brothers Charlie Thirsty, Tom Thirsty, Norman Flute, and Watt Flute have all walked on before Leo, as well.
Leo is survived by his sister, Peggy Flute, his son, Roman Flute, daughter-in-law, Suzy Flute, and his grandchildren, Kendyl Flute, and Ethan Flute, as well as a rich extended family, adopted family, friends, co-workers, and church family, all of whom will miss him dearly.
Services will be at Reed-Culver Funeral Home in Tahlequah, Oklahoma with Brother Steve Campbell officiating at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 1st. Burial will follow at 3:00 p.m. at McIntosh Family Cemetery near Eufaula, Oklahoma. A memorial service will be held at First Baptist Church in Corinth, Texas at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, October 4th with Senior Pastor, Bruce Larson, officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a contribution in Leo's honor to Stand Up To Cancer, or your charity of choice.
- Michael McCoy
- Carol Chaney
- Ethan Flute
- Jay Epperson
- Vince Vincent
- Dean Deere
- Jerry Weems, Honorary Pallbearer
- Funeral Service Tuesday, October 1, 2019
- Memorial Service Friday, October 4, 2019
Leo "Paw Paw" Flute
October 11, 2019
A heart felt loss of a dear friend and coworker whom I worked with at the Solar Chief Street and Desoto Overhaul Facilities. You will be missed until we meet again on the other side my friend. May God Bless you and your family. In this I Pray.
October 11, 2019
Leo was the best guy to work with at Solar Turbines. Always a big hug and a huge smile. I called him Leo Bandito.
September 30, 2019
I'm sure gonna miss you uncle leo. Thank you for all the encouraging words and the talks. Mom and dad use to always let me know when you was at paggys house and when they talked to you. I always got excited . Until we meet again uncle. I'll see you later.
September 29, 2019
Uncle Leo was one in a million, he always had encouraging words and would tell me he was proud of me..as a little girl I'd travel with my grandparents and relatives to visit uncle Leo and Aunt Charlotte in Texas..The airport and Ewing Ranch were always our sites to visit..Until we meet again Uncle Leo.❤
Trish Greenwood Chaney
September 28, 2019
When I think of memories from Uncle Leo, there are many fabulous times. Leo would take us to the Dallas Airport and let us kids watch the planes take off and land with only a fence between us and the stock car races. We camped in Colorado, he taught me Cherokee language and Cherokee ways I extend to my little ones today. Uncle Leo was an example of the true, kind and loving Uncle. He was a great man with love and dignity. We will all miss him. Love to the his family. One last thing ~Uncle Leo I gotcha last! ❤️