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Francis Leroy Delashaw

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Francis Leroy Delashaw

Funeral services for Francis Leroy Delashaw, Wetumka resident, were held Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at 2:00 PM at the Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Wetumka, Oklahoma. Interment followed at the Wetumka Cemetery with full military honors.

Francis Leroy Delashaw was born July 14, 1926 in Electra, Texas to Lee Roy Delashaw and Lottie Ethel (Cox) Deleshaw. He passed away Friday, May 6, 2022 at his home in Wetumka, Oklahoma at the age of 95.

Mr. Delashaw was a resident of the Wetumka area for the past 12 years. He worked many years in dairy manufacturing in different locations including Ardmore, Midwest City and Munster, Texas. He later worked in chemical sales and ran a family poultry farm in Plainview, Texas. In October of 1946 he married Glenna Jean Murphy. Mr. Delashaw graduated from Texas Tech University with a degree in Dairy Manufacturing. He proudly served his country during WWII with the United States Army having received the Asiatic-Pacifi c Theater Campaign Ribbon with 1 Bronze Star and Philippine Liberation Ribbon along with the Army of Occupation Ribbon Japan. He enjoyed making porcelain dolls from beginning to end with his wife and loved fi shing. He was also a member of the Fairview Cowboy Church.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Glenna Jean Delashaw and two brothers, Guy and Bill.

Survivors include his daughter, Brenda Diane Brogdon of Conroe, Texas; two sons, Danny Leroy Delashaw and wife Lela Dean of Lubbock, Texas and Larry Delashaw and wife Helen of Wetumka; two brothers, Jim and Verbina Delashaw of Austin, Texas and Jerry and Louann Delashaw of Jenks, Oklahoma; one sister, Linda Lou Hyde and husband Dale of Austin, Texas; 9 grandchildren, Shawn Allgood and husband William, David Paul King and wife Vicki, Brent Delashaw and wife Chelle, Crystal McMillan and husband Reagan, Kerri Smith and husband Zach, Kelli Smith and husband Jeff, Toby Ann Roberson, Terri Strayhorn and Brandi Jolene Abla and husband Chris; 22 great-grandchildren, Kassi, Marissa, Dalton, Chayse, Avery, Shelby, Carlie, Harison, Hannah, Cole, Trinity, Zoey, Michaela, Howard, Xander, Taylor, Cameron, Tobias, Gavin, Halle, Isaac and Arya and 5 great-great-grandchildren, Jacklin, Danlee, Pryce, Liam and Keelie.

Family members served as pallbearers.

Services were under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Wetumka, Oklahoma and officiated by Bro. John Roberts.