Jimmy Dell Leinneweber, age 80, of Mena, died Sunday, September 11, 2016 at his home. He was born on Thursday, September 12, 1935 to John Purdenalus and Lula Sunshine Harden Leinneweber in Caddo, Oklahoma.
Jim, as he was known by friends and family, served his country proudly in the United States Navy for 20 years during the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam Era. He tried to live his life as a servant of the Lord always working in ministry through the church where he was an Elder for many years at the Waldron Seventh Day Adventist Church. Jim loved his family and enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. Jim enjoyed woodworking and working on the genealogy of the Holy Bible, from Genesis to Revelations. Jim was a loving, compassionate father, grandfather, uncle and friend, and will be missed by all who knew him.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Wanda Leinneweber; and his sister, Doris Leinneweber.
Jim is survived by his two sons and daughters-in-law, Ty and Kelly Leinneweber of Reading, Pennsylvania and Clayton and Carolyn Leinneweber of Harrah, Oklahoma; three daughters and sons-in-law, Alice and Doug Scritchfield of Little Rock, Becky Swatvanbrooke of Arizona and Arleen and Shane Hunt of Kalispell, Montana; two brothers, Doug Leinneweber and Clyde Leinneweber both of Sherman, Texas; sixteen grandchildren, Chris Scritchfield, Claire Scritchfield, Robert Leinneweber, Kyle Leinneweber, Christina Leinneweber, Clayton Leinneweber II, Candice Leinneweber, Corey Leinneweber, Joshua Elmore, Amber Feese, Megan Elmore, Stephanie Elmore, Cynthia Hunt, Melissa Hunt, Travis Hunt and Brandon Hunt; thirteen great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
A memorial services was Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena. Cremation services have been entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Messiah’s Mansion, 18750 NE 63rd Street, Harrah, Oklahoma 73045 or www.messiahsmansion.com.
Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com