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Henry Leftrage ‘H.L.’ Waters

Born: 09/27/1917 Died: 06/05/2009 Honorific: n/a

Henry Leftrage “H.L.” Waters, 91, passed away on June 5, 2009. He was born on September 27, 1917, in Ada to Henry Leftrage and Minnie Overstreet Waters. He attended and graduated from Vanoss High School and attended East Central University. He married Estaline Loretta Little on August 8, 1937, at Gaar Corner. He was employed with Southwestern Bell Telephone Company until retirement, then moved to Gaar Corner. During his retirement, he provided volunteer service to the Pontotoc County Jr. Livestock Show. He was a member of the Vanoss School Board, Vanoss Booster Club, Masonic Lodge, Ada Miniature Aircraft Club and Community Freewill Baptist Church at Pickett. He was an originating member of the Board of Directors of Pontotoc County Rural Water District #8, an honorary chapter farmer for the Vanoss School FFA and received “Honorary Coach” and “Friend of Education.” He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, William Waters. He is survived by his wife; one son, Joe Waters and wife Oma of Gaar Corner; one daughter, Ann Stevenson and husband Thomas of Gaar Corner; 10 grandchildren, Dixie Morris of Ada, Christi Holman and husband Fred of Melissa, Texas, Renee Waters of St. Louis, Missouri, Mike Ingle of Oakland, California, Chris Fellows of Rancho Santa Margarita, California, Susan Leubscher and husband George of Orlando, Florida, Brad Stevenson of Elkins, West Virginia, Tim Stevenson of Hollywood, California, Tommy Stevenson and Blanca Aguirre, both of Sanford, Florida; 12 great-grandchildren, Lacey Calvert and husband Stephen of Ada, Jordon Morris of Yucaipa, California, Scout Morris of Ada, Rowdy Holman of Melissa, Maya Juergens-Ingle, Josh Fellows and Sophie Fellows of Rancho Santa Margarita, Michael Leubscher of Orlando, Tyler Stevenson of Hollywood, and Dakota, Mackensie, Jasmine and Isabella Aguirre, all of Sanford; one great-great-granddaughter, Aubrie Calvert; a sister-in-law, Joleeta Wallrath of Fort Myers, Florida; two nephews, Robert and Richard Wallrath, and three great-nephews, Mike, Robert and William Waters.