June 15, 1932 - November 21, 0020
Burial Date: December 5, 2020
Funeral Home Rose-Neath Bossier City
Leonard Allan Bose, 88, of Waskom, Texas, passed from this life Saturday, November 21, 2020, in a Shreveport hospital. Graveside services will be held at the Stamford Cemetery in Stamford, Nebraska at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 5, 2020 under the direction of Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home. Pastor Thalia Woodworth will officiate the service.
Mr. Bose was born June 15, 1932, in Stamford, Nebraska, to Vernon and Berenice Howart Bose. He graduated Stamford High School in 1950. In 1952 he joined the U.S. Air Force, serving as a B-29 gunner and later as an in-flight refueling boom operator on KB-50s, KC-97s and KC-135s. His military career took him all over the world, and he was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars. He retired from the USAF in 1972 and went to barber school. He had his own shop for several years afterward.
On July 10, 1955, Mr. Bose married Willa J. Zelske. They had three daughters, Debbi Easterling, Renee Sims and Lisa McDermott.
Leonard is preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Bruce Dean Bose. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Willa J. Bose; three daughters and their spouses, Debbi Easterling and husband, Larry of Fort Worth, Texas, Renee Sims and husband, Richard of Dallas, Texas, and Lisa McDermott and husband, Russell of Texarkana, Arkansas; grandchildren, Katherine Marquette and husband, Ross of Frisco, Texas, William Easterling and wife, Laura of Houston, Texas, and John Robert “Jack” Meche of Dallas, Texas; great-grandchildren, Michael Miles Marquette and Anna Katherine Easterling and sister, Patricia Taylor of San Antonio, Texas.
Honoring Leonard as pallbearers are Larry Easterling, Russell McDermott, William Easterling, Katherine Marquette, Ross Marquette, Mick Coe, and Leon Ehrke. Honorary pallbearers include Richard Sims, Jack Meche, and Robert Palka.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the Waskom Volunteer Fire Department at 140 E Texas Ave, Waskom, TX 75692 or the Waskom Public Library at 103 Waskom Ave, Waskom, TX 75692.