Born 6-23-1929 -- Died 4-01-2008
Leon Glen DuBois, age 78, died in his home in Farewell, Mo., on April 1, 2008. He was born June 23, 1929, in Ravenden, Ark., the son of Emmaline James DuBois and Elias Grover DuBois.
He attended several one-room schools in Randolph County, Ark. He later attended school for a time at Couch High School. On Nov. 3, 1948, he was married to Lucrecia Erma Crase.
His young adult years were spent driving a milk truck for the Thayer Cheese Plant. He graduated from Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield, Mo. in 1968. His first teaching position was at Potosi High School where he served as chairman of the social studies department from 1968-1980.
In 1980 he returned to live on his farm at Farewell and taught English and drove the bus for Oak Ridge Central School District for one year.
In 1981, he began teaching junior high social studies at Thayer High School where he continued working until his retirement on May 26, 1989.
He was a member of the Church of Christ and had served as an elder at the Dellhalf Church of Christ for the past several years.
He is survived by: his wife, Lucrecia DuBois of the home in Farewell, Mo.; his two children, Michael DuBois and wife, Linda of Thayer, Mo.; and Rose Turnbough of Mammoth Spring, Ark.; five grandchildren, David Turbough and wife, Becky of Salem, Ark., Jamie Turnbough and wife, Kristin of Mammoth Spring, Geoff Dubois and wife, Christie of Thayer, Leah Rolen and husband, H.C. of Thayer, and Jana Haven and husband, Richard of Thayer; two sisters, Ruth Johonson of West Plains, Mo., and Kay McGhee and husband, Carl of Myrtle, Mo.; 10 grandchildren and several great-nieces and nephews.
His father, mother, two sisters, five brothers and one great-grandchild, Grady DuBois, preceded him in death.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the community foundation of the Ozarks to set up a scholarship for a Thayer graduating senior who will major in education.