Leslie Howard Hight, loving husband, father, PaPa, and brother, was born August 18, 1934, in London, TX. After a short battle with cancer, he passed away peacefully at his home to be with his Savior, Jesus Christ, on December 9, 2010.
Howard spent his early years in the Texas Hill Country where his family worked as ranchers. After graduating from high school, he joined the Navy where he served two years in the Naval Reserve.
Howard and his wife, Orba, married June 26, 1955, and made their home in Odessa, Texas. As a young married couple, they joined Northside Baptist Church where Howard served faithfully through the years. Howard worked as a bookkeeper and an office manager for oilfield-related companies. He was an avid camper, hiker and backpacker, finding great joy in the solitude of the mountains of New Mexico. He also loved capturing the beauty of nature through photography.
Howard was preceded in death by his father and mother, R.V. and Rozelle Hight. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Orba Turner Hight, and their four daughters: Teressa Senn and her husband, Alan Senn; Tina Watson and her husband, Tracy Watson; Melissa Stark; and Krista Braddock and her husband, Sid Braddock; and one brother, Roy V. Hight. He is also survived by eleven grandchildren: Samantha Patterson; Lynsie Slevin and her husband, James; Trevor Senn and his wife, Kirsten; Luke Watson; Holly Watson; Travis Senn; Bethany Watson; Timothy Stark; Kaitlyn Braddock; Turner Stark; and Konner Braddock; and seven great-grandchildren.
Visitation was Sunday, December 12, from 4:00-6:30 p.m. at Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors. Funeral services were Monday, December 13, at 10:00 a.m. at Northside Baptist Church with Rev. Clydel Chapman and Dr. Tracy Watson officiating. Pallbearers were Alan Senn, Sid Braddock, Luke Watson, Trevor Senn, Travis Senn, and Timothy Stark. Honorary pallbearers were Turner Stark and Konner Braddock.
Donations may be made to the Northside Building Fund at Northside Baptist Church.
Interment followed at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Services were entrusted to Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors.