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Leebert Jetton Jr.

January 21, 1951 ~ October 3, 2020 (age 69)

Obituary

A memorial service for Leebert Jetton Jr. (69) of Killeen will be held at 10 am on Monday, October 12 Harper Talasek Funeral Home in Killeen. He passed away Saturday,  October 3, 2020 at his home. He was born July 21, 1951 in Tulsa, OK to Leebert Jetton, Sr. and Isabella Jetton (Staats). He married Georgia Marie Jetton (Lusk) on August 24, 1973, who preceded him in death in March of 2019. Together they had three children: Christopher Jetton, David Jetton, and Rose Fernandez (Jetton).

 

Mr. Jetton spent his professional life serving both the nation, and his community. He began his career by serving in the United States Marine Corps, which included a tour in Vietnam. He went on to finish his military career at Fort Hood as a soldier in the United States Army. He and his wife raised their three children in the same place they first called home 45 years ago when they settled at Fort Hood. He went on to serve his community as part of the Killeen Fire Department for over 29 years from 1982 through his retirement in 2011. In addition to providing for and caring for his family, he spent his life caring for those that were injured or ill. He enjoyed crossword puzzles, fishing, barbecuing, and yelling at the television during Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, and The Price is Right.

 

In addition to his wife of 47 years he was also preceded in death by his parents Isabella Jetton (Staats) and Leebert Jetton Sr.

 

He is survived by his sisters Jan Brown and Dorian Fry, both of Oklahoma, and Becky Allen of Alabama; his children Christopher G. Jetton from Nevada, and David L. Jetton and Rose M. Fernandez, both from Texas, as well as his grandchildren.

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Services

Memorial Service
Monday
October 12, 2020

10:00 AM
Harper Talasek Funeral Home Chapel
506 N. 38th Ave.
Killeen, TX 76543

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