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Leo Lott

Leo Lott, age 88, of Hatfield, Arkansas, died Friday, May 22, 2020, at his home surrounded by family. He was born on Tuesday, June 9, 1931, to Lee Warney and Ruby Sarah Strother Lott in Ink, Arkansas.

Leo was a man of God with great faith and attended the Mena Church of God. He proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean War and quickly proved himself by attaining an E-6 rank in just two years. Leo was a beloved schoolteacher who taught at Acorn for twenty-seven years before retiring. He had a passion for education, after only going to school until 8th grade, he attained his GED, undergraduate degree from Lee University in Tennessee and finally his master’s degree from Henderson State University. Leo was a very compassionate man and cared greatly for every student and child that crossed his path. It is clear he made a real difference in many lives. He was an incredibly hard worker and loved to work on equipment on his farm and take care of his cattle. Leo loved to fish and participated in many bass tournaments. He enjoyed gospel music, gardening, and time spent with all his friends he made in the area since childhood. Every minute spent with his grandchildren was full of love. Leo loved his wife, Doris, and all his children with all his heart. He was a dedicated teacher who was proud to serve God, Family, and Country. Leo was a loving husband, father, brother, uncle, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend and will be missed greatly by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Herman Lott; one brother in law, Fred Lange; and three sisters in law, Shirley Lott, Edith Lott, and Sandy Lott.

Leo is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Doris Lott of Hatfield; three sons and daughters in law, Randy and Debbie Lott of Hatfield, Rodney and Emma Lott of Hatfield, and Robert and Tammy Lott of Hatfield; three brothers and sister in law, Vernon Lott of Springdale, Arkansas, Bobby Lott of Acorn, and Johnny and Norma Lott of Acorn; one sister, Edna Lange of Red Rock, Texas; seven grandchildren, Jeremy Lott, Adam Lott, Josh Lott, Sage Cannon, Jaymie Lott, Hunter Lott, and Zachary Lott; ten great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Senior Adult Sunday School Class at the Mena Church of God at 2771 Hwy 88 East, Mena, AR 71953.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, May 25, 2020, at 2:00 P.M. at the Mena Church of God in Mena, Arkansas, with Brother Mark Lyle and Jimmy Mabry officiating. Interment will follow at the Rock Springs Cemetery in Posey Hollow, Arkansas. A visitation will be held prior to the funeral service from 12:00 – 2:00 P.M. at the Mena Church of God. Burial arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

Honorary Pallbearers are the members of the Senior Adult Class at the Mena Church of God.

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