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Leslie (Les) Coleman Haworth

November 24, 1941 ~ August 21, 2021 (age 79)

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Leslie “Les” Coleman Haworth was born November 24, 1941 to Jesse and Mary Ella (Skidmore) Haworth in Wardville, Atoka County, Oklahoma.

Les stepped out of his failing body into the presence of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ at 4:50 pm on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at the age of 79.

Les is survived by his wife, Barbara “Bobbi” Jean Haworth. Les and Bobbi were married December 18, 1992 in Oklahoma. They lived for many years in the Winslow and West Fork, Arkansas areas until Les suffered a stroke Memorial Weekend of 2012. They moved to the Omaha, Arkansas area to be near their step-daughter, Phyllis Miller and her husband Robert.

Les is also survived by his sons, Derek Haworth and Jeffery Haworth, his step-daughters, Phyllis Miller and Robert of Omaha, AR, Jackie Roberts and David of Anadarko, OK, Patti Queen of Moore, OK. Grandchildren, Angela Miller and Johnny Tucker of OK, Gabrielle Stephens and John of OK, Jessica Grubb and Adam of AR, Morgan Roberts of OK, Melissa McDuffey and Derek of OK, Madison Roberts of TX, McKenna Roberts of OK, Jeremy Queen and Ashley OK, and Jerrod Queen and Melissa of OK. At last count there are 29 Great-grandchildren and 4 Great great grandchildren.

Les also enjoyed visiting with friends, especially Steven Lynch, who would come and spend time with him over the past couple of years. When visiting Les, you would most likely find him with at least 1 dog, Tammy or Sophie(both pictured) or a cat, Pattywhack (pictured) or Treva or Patrick, if not more in his lap watching an old western, SCI-FI movie or a Reality show such as Ice Road Truckers or the Deadliest Catch. Les was a movie buff for sure but prior to his stroke spent many hours rebuilding computers.

Les was trained as an electronics engineer and consequently had his own appliance repair business after he returned from Vietnam. He also worked throughout the years at various manufacturing plants including Wonderbread, Braum’s Ice Cream and Gilardi’s Pizza in Oklahoma and Superior Chrome Industries and Marshalltown Tool in Arkansas as an Industrial Maintenance Mechanic. His position was to keep the equipment serviced, repaired and running so that the manufacturing of whatever it was could go on without a hitch.

Les is a Vietnam War Veteran having proudly served our country in the United States Army. Until the pandemic, Les often participated in the Branson, Missouri, Veteran’s Day parades, which was the highlight of his year. His friend Randy Reddell always made sure that Les was there.

Les will be honored with a Military Service at a future date and burial in the National Cemetery at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma.

Les loved double rainbows and always got very excited when he could see one. Upon returning home the day he passed, Bobbi saw this double rainbow from their home in Omaha. A beautiful sign and comfort to Bobbi that Les was very happy to be in Heaven!!!

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