Leroy Newton Cass, 76, died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, at his home in Sperry.
Leroy was born May 30, 1938, in Bartlesville, the son of Charles Arthur “Roy” Cass and Myrtle Daniels Cass. On Aug. 21, 2002, he married the former Carolyn Peace in Tulsa.
A welder by trade, he attended Chilocco Indian School.
In his spare time, Leroy enjoyed fishing and hunting. He also made traditional Indian regalia, including the silversmith work. He was a motorcycle racer who enjoyed doing mechanical work on motorcycles and everything else.
Leroy was a member of the Oklahoma Army National Guard and the Osage Tribe of Indians.
Surviving are his wife, Carolyn Cass of Sperry; son, Anthony Cass of Pawhuska; daughter, Joyce Lynn Marshall of Sand Springs; sister, Cynthia Pradmore of Fairfax; 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, as well as numerous other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Myrtle Cass; and siblings Charles, Ralph and George Williams; Edna Conley, Charlotte Fowler, Charles “Chock” Cass, Sarah Cass, Jim Cass, Lila Dooling and Dan Cass.
Traditional Indian Services were held at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, at the Indian Camp Chapel, Pawhuska. Mongrain Lookout officiated. Interment will be in the Simon Isaac Cemetery, Keota. Bruce Cass will officiate at graveside.
McCartney’s Johnson Funeral Home of Pawhuska is in charge of arrangements.