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M. Leon Mourton

M. Leon Mourton born November 26, 1941, joined other saints in Christ, July 29, 2022. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Linda Gail Taylor Mourton, a son and daughter-in-law Stanley and Lisa Mourton of Mena, Arkansas, and three grandchildren, Brooke Rose, Calvin Mourton and Bethany Mourton of Mena, Arkansas, brother, Wesley Mourton of Hot Springs, Arkansas, brother, Gary Mourton of Wagner, Oklahoma, and brother, Kenneth Mourton of Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Leon was predeceased by his sister, Helen Marie Mourton Foster, and parents Malvin and Helen Mourton of Mena, Arkansas. 

Leon was a member of and regularly attended the Assembly of God Church North Little Rock.

Leon worked during his childhood for the local newspaper in Mena. He saved his earnings, and halfway thru his senior year in Mena High School, he bought a brand-new1959 Chevrolet Corvette. He paid for this car with his own money.

 He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from the Little Rock University and became a Certified Public Accountant in The State of Arkansas. While working full-time with the Internal Revenue Service, he completed his Master of Business Administration at George Washington University in 1968.

Leon had a very successful, 35-year career, with the Examination Division of the Internal Revenue Service. He began as office auditor, promoted to revenue agent. He was promoted to a position in Washington DC, where he wrote texts used to train new revenue agents in tax law. He became group manager, an examination branch chief, an assist regional commissioner, and a district examination division chief.

He was awarded the United States Department of the Treasury Albert Gallatin Award. This is the highest award given to employees of the Department of the Treasury for their service during their career.

Upon retirement from the United States Treasury, Leon worked for BKD for 3 years, then started working for himself from his home office in Little Rock, Arkansas and continued tax preparation for his personal clients until 2022.

Services for Mr. Leon Mourton will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, August 5, 2022, at Beasley-Wood Chapel in Mena, Arkansas, with Wesley Mourton officiating. Interment will follow at the Cherry Hill Cemetery in Cherry Hill, Arkansas. Visitation will be held Thursday, August 4, 2022, from 6:00 pm. To 8:00 p.m. at Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.

Online obituary at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com

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