Leon Lowell Cott, Jr.
On Thursday, October 17, 2019, Leon Lowell Cott, Jr., loving and dedicated father, passed from this life after a brief battle with liver and bone cancer.
Leon was born on July 6, 1948, in Kansas City, Missouri, to Leon and Arlie (Sevier) Cott. He apprenticed and became a fiercely proud and loyal member of Ironworkers Local 10 in Kansas City, Missouri. He worked in numerous locations and on many high-risk constructions, both locally and nationwide, and took pride in representing the advanced skill and dedication demanded as a member of Local 10.
He loved his home city and was a lifelong and dedicated fan of the Kansas City Chiefs and Royals, and of the United States Military and all who served. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and other outdoor activities, as well as the beauty of just being part of nature during a quiet sunrise and sunset. He was a skilled cook, and was at his happiest when hosting a large barbecue or fish fry for friends and family.
Leon often had a rough nature, with the lifestyle and attitudes common to those who perform jobs where death can be (and often is) a daily experience, but without whom modern life would not be possible. He was widely admired for his incredible work ethic, knowledge and abilities, and was well respected for his loyalty and compassion for others.
Leon was preceded in death by his parents; his one-month old daughter, Stephanie Leigh; and his beloved dogs Duchess and Abby. He is survived by his son, Dan and Cathy Cott and their son, Maddox of Oklahoma; his daughter, Amy (Cott) Ouellette and her daughters: Avery and Cameryn of Texas; his stepson, Todd and Jessie Thomas and their daughter, Tasha and son, Tyler of Missouri; and many friends and Union brothers and sisters.
Leon was cremated as per his final wishes, and a memorial service will be held in the spring with an Internet broadcast planned for those who cannot attend in person. An e-mail account has been established at Leon.Cott.firstname.lastname@example.org for those who wish to send messages or receive information once his memorial is scheduled. The family asks that donations be made to the Disabled American Veterans (DAV.org), the Boys and Girls Club of Bandera County (BGCBanderaCounty.com), or The Trevor Project (TheTrevorProject.org) in Leon's name. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.cremationsoftheozarks.com.