Leon Deck, a native of Cement City, Michigan and a longtime resident of Morgan City, passed away on Monday, June 3, 2019 at the Louisiana War Veterans’ Home in Jackson, Louisiana.
Leon was a Veteran of the United States Army where he proudly served his country as a Fuel Tanker Driver spending his first enlistment in the Korean War and his second in Germany. After his discharge Leon was an active member of the VFW Post 4222, The American Legion Post 96, and the Honor Guard where he executed 21 gun salutes for his fallen fellow veterans.
Leon spent his life doing what he loved doing most, working, he held many different positions including factory/line worker, refrigeration repair, and a truck driver in the produce industry, making him know for his diligent work ethic. Leon was the person you called when you needed help, as he was a selfless person who would lend a helping hand to anyone in need.
Throughout his hospital stays the nurses nicknamed him “Super Patient” as he never asked for much and was the epitome of what it meant to be a good patient. Recognized by everyone, Leon was known around town as “the little man on the red scooter” stopping to chat with anyone he knew.
Those left behind to cherish Leon’s beautiful memory are his sons’, Phillip, Leon J., and Chris Deck, his beloved friend and caregiver Sherman Whiting, and countless friends.
He joins in heaven his daughter Dixie Lee Deck, his parents, one brother, and one sister.
In lieu of flowers Leon requested that donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or the Department of Veterans Affairs.
In keeping with Leon’s wishes, there will be no services and internment will be held privately at a later date.