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Leland McJunkins

May 30 1929 - Dec 27 2011

Leland McJunkins of Allen, Texas passed away December 27, 2011at the age of 82. He was born May 30, 1929 to Wayne and Maggie (O’Dell) McJunkins in Saratoga, Arkansas. Leland married Shirley Larkin on January 16, 1959 in Skiatook, Oklahoma. He was employed at Western Electrical of 35 years. Leland was an active resident of the City of Allen as a coach, president of the Little League and Future Farmers of America for over 47 years. He served on the Allen ISD School Board for nine years. Leland was a devoted Mason. He was a deacon and Sunday school teacher at the Church of Christ in McKinney. He is survived by wife, Shirley McJunkins of Allen; son, Clay McJunkins and wife Cheryl of Allen; daughter, Jill McJunkins of Allen; grandchildren, Samuel and Summer; great grandchild, Dayton; brothers, Frank McJunkins of Saratoga, Arkansas, Dick McJunkins of Hurst, Texas, Tommy McJunkins of Dallas, Texas; sister, Jane Yniguez of Sunnyvale, Texas and many nephews and nieces. Leland was preceded in death by his parents, Wayne and Maggie McJunkins; sisters, Lydia Walker and Cora May Bell; brother, Gordon McJunkins. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 31, 2011 at High Point Church of Christ in McKinney, Texas. The family will receive friends during a visitation on Friday evening from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Allen, Texas. Interment will be at DFW National Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Allen FFA Alumni Association, POB 2048, and Allen, Texas 75013.
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