Leon Shoaf, 54, of Midlothian passed away Feb. 19, 2011, at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. Leon was well loved by family and friends. His riding brothers knew him as “Neon” Leon. Leon leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife, Linda; stepchildren, Kevin and Kandace Sims; daughters, Christine Marsden of Terrell, and Candice Petraniwskyj of Midlothian; six grandchildren; brothers, Ronald (Ron) Cowitz of Las Vegas, Nev., John Shoaf of Hollister, Calif., Corey Shoaf of Shasta Lake, Calif., Sharon Revilla of Anderson, Calif. and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by parents, John Shoaf and Leona Shoaf of Shasta Lake, Calif.; Georgia Silver of Bernie, Calif.; and  Iola Smalley of Reno, Nev.

A celebration of his life will be held at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, March 20, at Living Hope Nazarene Church in Waxahachie with the Rev. Dave Carlson officiating.