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LT. COL.  Joe Marvin Leeper

Obituary for LT. COL. Joe Marvin Leeper

November 17, 1937 - June 26, 2019
San Antono, Texas | Age 81


Joe Marvin Leeper, age 81, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at his home in San Antonio, Texas. Joe was born November 17, 1937 in Kermit, Texas to Martha Irene Rush and Claude Carver Leeper. A graduate of Texas A&M University he served in the United States Airforce for 20 years retiring as a Lt. Col. During his time in the Air Force he served as a member of the Mission Control Team for NASA during the Apollo Missions 7-13. He retired in San Antonio where he lived for 39 years to be closer to family and to work in the insurance business. Joe was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Carverene Harding and his brother, Maurice "Buck" Leeper. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Carol Joan "Monti" Leeper; his sons, Jeffery S. Leeper and his wife Christina; and Thad Leeper and his wife Emily; grandchildren Zachary, Jordan, Cassandra, and Nathaniel Leeper; great grandchildren Aubrey Duran and Aria Leeper; and countless relatives that he loved dearly. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at Porter Loring Mortuary North.

11:30 AM

Pastor Robert Bennett will officiate. Interment will follow in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Larry White, Andy White, Zachary Leeper, Nathaniel Leeper, Gary Speer, and Jack Cooper. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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