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Forrest Everett LeCrone Sr.

May 1, 1928 — March 19, 2024

Enid, Oklahoma


Forrest Everett LeCrone Sr. was born May 1, 1928, in Beaver County Oklahoma at the family farm to Emery and Beulah LeCrone.  He was the first born of seven children.  He went to be with his Lord on March 19, 2024, in Enid, Oklahoma at the age of 95 years 10 months 18 days after battling cancer.  He never complained about pain he would just say “God won’t give us more than we can handle.”


He went to school in Laverne, Oklahoma, then Rosston, Oklahoma.  He was saved at age nine, then again at eighty-one years old, where he was a member of the Chisholm Trail Cowboy Church.  He rededicated his life to God, and he could recite any bible verse you threw at him.  He loved to tell people about the great man upstairs.


In his 20’s he liked to rodeo until an injury put a stop to that.  He liked the broncs, but apparently they didn’t like him.


Forrest was a WWII veteran; his unit was the 10th Mountaineers Division.  He was given a medical discharge.  After returning home he became a cross country truckdriver, which led him to live in many different states. He was a member of the American Legion Auxillary of Sulphur, Oklahoma and a volunteer fireman. He also played on the men’s softball team in Helena.  Forrest worked at the Farmers Cooperative in Helena, Oklahoma for almost thirty years, retiring in 1990.


He was married on Christmas Eve, 1950 to Martha Minter in Georgia.  To this union God blessed them with two children: Forrest Everett LeCrone Jr  (JR) and Charla Jeanne LeCrone Ryel.


Then on January 21, 1977 he married Mary Norton.  After their retirement they moved to Sulphur, Oklahoma to her childhood farm.    He loved to raise cattle, fish on the ponds they had, travel, read his Bible, and Louis Lamar books until his eyesight wouldn’t let him.  His biggest thrill was spending time with his family and friends.


He is survived by his children, JR and Diane LeCrone of Eldon, Missouri and Charla and Steve Ryel of Aline, Oklahoma; two sisters, Patty Ross of Helena, Oklahoma and Linda and David Wiggins of Kingfisher, Oklahoma; one sister-in-law, Lila LeCrone of Ft. Worth, Texas; eleven grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; a number of nieces; nephews, and close friends.


He is preceded in death by his grandparents; parents; two sisters; two brothers; both wives; three grandsons, and two brothers-in-law.


He will be missed but will be remembered for his special heart and his good advice.



Forrest asked that his funeral be casual blue jeans: just be comfortable.  Special Thanks to the wonderful team at the Elara Hospice, the Commons, preacher John, Lanman Funeral Home and many family and friends who helped dad through this journey.


Memorials may be made to the Helena Christian Church for the youth through the funeral home. If giving a memorial in Forrest’s name, please make checks out to Helena Christian Church and put youth in the memo.


Funeral service for Forrest will be Monday, March 25, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. at Helena First Christian Church.  Burial will follow at Good Hope Cemetery with arrangements by Lanman Funeral Home, Inc. of Helena.   Viewing will be Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. with family present from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.  Facebook: Lanman Funeral Home Inc.

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Funeral Service

Saturday, January 31, 2004

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Helena First Christian Church

201 East 3rd Street, Helena, OK 73741

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Sunday, March 24, 2024

1:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

Lanman Funeral Home - Helena

309 4th St, Helena, OK 73741

Family will be present from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

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