(8/17/1930 – 11/27/2006)
In the early morning hours on Monday, November 27, 2006, Leon fell asleep in the arms of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, at his home in Plymouth after a lengthy illness. He was born in Wayland, Kentucky to McKinley and Lula Mae (Viers) Parrigan who preceded him in death. He was married to his loving companion of 56 years and 6 months, Geneva (Blanton) Parrigan on May 27, 1950.
Also left to mourn are six loving and broken-hearted children: Kathy Sue (Tim) Kilgore of Willard; Deborah Lynn (Nicholas) Bowling of Mansfield: Patricia Ann (Harold) Greer of Indiana; Dona Lee (Edward) Wolfgang of Plymouth; and twin sons, Terry Leon and fiance’ Marisha; and Timothy Lee Parrigan of Plymouth.
Eleven grandchildren: Billy (Cheri) Collins of Bellevue, Carrie Greer of Indiana, Gennifer Collins Jordan of Willard, Jamie (Shelly) Wolfgang, Brandon, Kayla, and Vanessa Parrigan, all of Plymouth, Chad Bowling of Crestline, Sara Bowling of Mansfield, Krystal Parrigan of New York, and Terry Parrigan, Jr. of Georgia.
Seven great-grandchildren: Kimberly Keene of Norwalk, Joshua,Ashley, and ChyAnn Collins of Bellevue, Michael Collins of Willard and Lisa and Ashley Black of Plymouth.
Two great-great grandchildren: Donovan and Caden Keene of Norwalk.
His brother, Samuel (Patty) Parrigan of Shelby and numerous relatives and friends.
Also preceding him in death beside his parents was his parents-in-law: Jim and Esta Blanton of Circleville, a grandchild: Bradley Scott Collins, 3 sisters and 5 brothers.
His wife and children were the light of his life. He loved for his children to come and visit and he didn’t want any of us to go home. He loved the Lord and spent hours teaching his children about the works of God and reading scriptures from the Bible. He was a member of the Little Rebecca Church of the Old Regular Baptist in Plymouth and was ordained as a Deacon in the Church. When he was in better health, He and his loving companion would visit friends in the area nursing homes.
He was retired from the Ohio Steel Tube in Shelby. After he retired he operated a school van route in the area to pick up Mennonite children, transporting them to school. He was well respected by the Mennonite families in the area and they came and visited often.
Visitation will be held at the Little Rebecca Old Regular Baptist Church in Plymouth on Wednesday, November 29, 2006 from 4:00 PM until time of the funeral at 11:00 AM on Friday, December 1, 2006. Church services will be conducted on Wednesday and Thursday evenings at 6:00 PM. Burial will be held at the Maple Grove Cemetery in New Haven, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Little Rebecca Old Regular Baptist Church in Plymouth. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.secorfuneralhome.com