Helping Families and Friends Honor Their Loved One

Leon Newton Petty, age 80

Leon Newton Petty, 80, of Broken Bow, Oklahoma passed away on June 8, 2020 in Paris, Texas.  He was born on November 25, 1939 in Biscoe, Arkansas to the late Troy Newton and Mabel Francis (Sears) Petty.

He was a devoted father, brother and friend; who enjoyed farming, and driving a semi for work.  He also enjoyed fishing, hunting, going to the casino, garage sales and gardening.  He always made time for his family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his siblings Donald Ray Petty, Treva Petty and Phillis Ann Petty; step-children Ahdohlowah, John J. Tonihka and Ruth William Sehon.

Leon leaves behind his loving family and his children LaJohnda L. Petty, Tooki Tonihka and Pheodosia Perry; his grandchildren William Leon, Teddy Ray, Cora, Heath, Latesha, Billy Ray, Jr., Christal, Robin, Ronnie, Jill, Herbie, Jr., Michael, and Paul; 35 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great grandchildren; his siblings Donny Kay Jones and W.R. Petty (Linda); three nieces; 5 nephews; many extended family and friends.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas

In light of the current health concerns, Leon’s family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers if you are not able to attend the service. Please be aware, as per Arkansas directives, there will be a limit of 50 guests, all guests over age 10 must wear a face covering to attend and social distancing guidelines will be in place.

Arrangements are entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas.  501-982-3400


  • Claudia Bacon-Tonihka Posted June 11, 2020 7:29 AM

    So many precious memories… thank you, Grandpa, for all the things you taught my husband about how to fish, and farm, and so many things about how to be a man. Your impact in our lives will be felt for generations as those lessons are passed along. I am so grateful for these blessings in our lives thanks to you. See you when we get there, Grandpa Leon. We love you more than we could possibly express.

  • Samuel Lingo Posted June 12, 2020 5:06 PM

    I never met Mr Petty in person but am friends with with his daughter LaJohnda Petty. By hearing her stories about him I can tell he was a man of his word, a Christian ,a hard worker and was truly loved and will be missed by many.

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