Hobert Carl Leadbetter, 73, of Silex, was born July 26, 1931, at Scopus, the son of the late Elsworth and Sadie Barks Leadbetter, and died Friday, Aug. 20, 2004, at his home.
He was a retired machinist at McDonald Douglas in St. Louis. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
On May 17, 1955, he and Lois J. Simmers were united in marriage at Sardis, Miss., and she survives of the home.
Other survivors include a son, Carl Leadbetter of Windfield; four daughters, Theresa Leadbetter of Elsberry, Lisa Rock of Bellflower, Carla Myers of Silex, and Felesia Reece of Orlando, Fla.; two brothers, Donald Leadbetter of Florissant and Jerry Leadbetter of Berkley; two sisters, Cledith McCuley of Momenee, Ill., and Jana Jones of Advance; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a granddaughter.
Visitation was held from 4:30-8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 23, 2004, at Morgan Funeral Chapel in Advance.
Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2004, at Morgan Funeral Chapel in Advance with Rev. Jim Skinner officiating.
Interment followed in Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield.