WHITT – Doy Elwin Leatherman, 76, of Whitt, died Friday, Feb. 12, 2010, while he was out feeding cattle for a man.
Service is 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, at the Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner Chapel with burial in Indian Creek Cemetery. Rev. Brian Leatherman will officiate. Pallbearers are Clyde McCun, Donny Pruitt, Milton Holmes, Allen Schultz, Bill Brock and Johnny Maulden.
Mr. Leatherman was born Dec. 7, 1933, in Erath County, Texas, the son of Prentice D. and Odie Howeth Leatherman. He married Darlene Pruitt on Feb. 29, 1956, in Tolar, Texas. He was a machinist and lived in Whitt since 1964. He was a member of the American legion.
People often called on him to build their fences as well as a lot of other jobs. His dad taught him how to build a good fence when he was young. He tried to be a good hand at any job he worked.
He would come and help people anytime of the day of night. He was a trustee at the school for several years while his boys were in school. He loved hunting and did a lot of hunting in his younger years. He also liked to fish. He visited many people and never seemed to meet a stranger. He loved to talk and work and always wanted to stay busy. He was a Baptist and a U. S. Army veteran of the Korean War.
Survivors include his wife, Darlene Leatherman, of Whitt; sons, Doy L. Leatherman and Pat D. Leatherman; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brothers, Elmer Leatherman and Dub Leatherman; sister, Shirley Davis; and several nieces and nephews.
Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner Funeral Home