Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana


May 2, 2012

Leo Robert Dishon

July 16, 1927 - April 29, 2012

Leo Robert Dishon, 84, Kokomo, passed away at 8:48 a.m. Sunday, April 29, 2012, in St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo. Born July 16, 1927, in Howard County, he was the son of the late Charles Henry Dishon and Laura Bertha (Amos) Dishon.

Leo was a 1945 graduate of Walton High School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving from 1945-1946, then in the U.S. Naval Reserves.

He was married to Geneva (Barnard) Dishon for 25 years. On March 28, 1983, in Newport, Ky., he married Nancy D. (Darby) Lees, and she survives.

Leo was an appliance repairman for several years, then established Dishon’s Maytag Home Appliance Center in 1957, now Dishon Appliance Repair, owned by his son, Brad. Leo loved greeting his customers for almost 50 years before retiring with his wife, Nancy.

He loved traveling and spending time with family and friends. He was a life member of Walton Masonic Lodge #432 F. & A.M., Walton Legion, VFW Post #1152, and Moose Lodge of Kokomo.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy D. Dishon, Kokomo; two sons, Robert (Debbie) Dishon and Brad Dishon (fiancee Margie Williams), both of Kokomo; his first wife, Geneva Dishon, Kokomo; three step-sons, Bob (Tina) Lees, Troy, Mich., Daniel (Ginger) Lees, Syracuse, and Tommy Lees, New Orleans, La.; one sister, Betty Mitchell, Kokomo; one sister-in-law, Mary Frances Miller, Dayton, Ohio; grandchildren Amber Dishon Tate, Lindsey (Jacob) Stevenson, Derek (Jennifer) Dishon, Darby (Jason) Hilton, Logan Lees, Greg (Kristin) Abbs, Lance Lees, Paige Lees, Nicholas Abbs, Lauren Lees, Kelly Kaye, Josh Lees, Drew Lees and Blake Lees; great-grandchildren, Kayle Shelley, Kaiden Isbell, Kache Hilton, Addison Tate, Austin Stevenson and Daphne Dishon; and his Yorkie friend, Molly.

Leo was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Kenneth Dishon; and one sister, Hazel Gray.

Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Ellers Mortuary Main Street Chapel, 725 S. Main St., Kokomo, with Pastor Jim Stevenson officiating. Burial with military rites by the U.S. Navy and the Kokomo Military Rites Teams will follow in Musselman Cemetery, Carroll County.

Visitation is noon to 2 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary, where a Masonic service will begin at 1:45 p.m. You may read the Dishon obituary at www.ellersmortuary.com where you can sign the guestbook, order flowers, or share a personal message to the family.

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