Graveside service is 11:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 17, D/FW National Cemetery in Dallas. The Rev. Gary Sessions will officiate.
The family will receive friends 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd.
Leon was born Oct. 13, 1934, to Marie Etheridge in Many, La. He was an oilfield roustabout for Mitchell Energy and a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps.
He married Catherine Ann Colletti June 15, 1954, in DeRidder, La.
Leon was preceded in death by his mother and his wife.
He is survived by his son, Anthony L. Etheridge and wife, Charlene, of Graham; grandson Emory Leroy Etheridge of Springtown; other family members; and a host of friends.