Sylvester "Pa Pa Leo" Revis

October 6, 1917 ~ May 18, 2014

Sylvester "Pa Pa Leo" Revis , 96, was born in Faith, South Dakota on October 6, 1917 to Fred and Mabel Revis. "Pa Pa Leo" passed away on Sunday, May 18, 2014 in a local hospital. "Pa Pa Leo" as he was affectionately known to all was one of a kind. He was a gentle and loving man. He loved to sing and his life motto was "If you can't say something nice about someone, don't say anything at all". His grandchildren were the love of his life. "Pa Pa Leo" loved telling his life stories including the Canadian Geese in the lake. He also enjoyed tinkering or brigle" as he referred to it. Leo served his country in the U S Air Force during WWII, being selected, in the first draft out of Guthrie, OK. He also served in North Africa, Rome, England and received 3 Bronze Battle Stars during his service. "Pa Pa Leo" is survived by his daughter, Carolyn Deville and husband, Odell of Sulphur; 6 grandchildren, Daniel Lindgren and wife, Mandy, David Lindgren and wife, Rachel, Leslie Deville, Joann Koonce and husband, Stephen, Derek Hemperley and wife, Deanne and Amber Hebert and husband, Daniel; 11 great grandchildren, Logan Lindgren and wife, Kayla, Jared, Laura, Brooke, Kamber, Payton Lindgren, Candice and Kris Koonce, Kendall , Piper and Chandler Hemperley; 2 great-great grandchildren, William Koonce and Savannah Lindgren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Mable Revis; wife of 62 years, Evelyn Revis; sister, Marie Thomas and 2 brothers, F.E. Revis, Jr. and James Revis. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 7 p.m. at Johnson and Robison Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ronnie Burke officiating. Burial will be held in Summit View Cemetery in Guthrie, OK. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. at Johnson and Robison Funeral Home.

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  1. I know that you will all miss PaPa Leo. He was truly the sweetest, kindest man I have ever known.

  2. You go through life meeting lots of people and then you meet one person that you'll always remember.That was how we felt when we met Leo.A gentle soul with a great sense of humor.RIP

  3. I have such fond memories of Pa Pa Leo sitting around an open fire pit in Waco, TX, sharing stories, laughing, and sipping a glass of wine. I am honored to have known him.

  4. Our favorite memory of Leo was at the Downhome Café in Hardy, AR when he ate a Hardy Train Wreck ,a small bowl of Jalapeno Peppers and then wiped his plate clean with his biscuit. Our last conversation was about him coming here to eat another one.

  5. We don't ordinarily use the word "flexible" to describe persons who have reached the age of 70 years — much less 96! But those of us who are in this age span learned so much from delightful Leo Revis. His approach to each day must surely have been "This is the day that the Lord has made. I will rejoice and be glad in it!"

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