Leslie Wilson Hervey

Posted in: Obituaries
Mar 19, 2013 - 12:04:31 PM

Former Marlow resident Leslie Wilson Hervey, 94, died Sunday, March 17, 2013, in Lawton.
A graveside memorial service will be held at a later date.
Wilson was born Monday, July 29, 1918, in the Burns community in Grady County to William Eugene and Mollie (Revier) Hervey. He graduated from Marlow High School with the Class of 1937. Wilson attended the University of Oklahoma in Norman for two and a half years before joining the United States Marine Corps in October 1940 and serving his country during World War II. He was honorably discharged with the rank of sergeant major. On June 2, 1947, Wilson married the former Helen C. Hay in Marlow. She preceded him in death on Jan. 2, 2001. In 1948, he served one year as secretary for the Marlow Chamber of Commerce.
In September 1949, Wilson returned to OU and earned a bachelor of science in 1951. He later attended the Oklahoma City University School of Law and Saint Mary’s School of Law in San Antonio, Texas. Wilson began working for the Continental Baking Company, makers of Wonder Bread and Hostess Cakes, in the personnel and labor relations department in 1951. He retired in October 1983.
That year, he and Helen purchased a home in Marlow. From 1986 to 1997, Wilson worked in maintenance at the State National Bank of Marlow. After his retirement from the bank, he started his own lawn service and continued to work until 2002, when his health began to fail.
Wilson was preceded in death by his wife; his parents; six brothers, John, Edwin, William, Buck, Brooks and Sam Hervey; and two sisters, Margaret Payne and Alice Ratley.
Survivors include a daughter, Karen Hervey of Norman, and many nieces and nephews.
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