Mr. Leon Dutton, 87, of Hillsboro, Alabama passed away Saturday July 22, 2023 at Heritage Woods Assisted Living in Plainfield, IL. Visitation will be from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM on Sunday July 30, 2023 at Lawrence Funeral Home. The funeral service will follow from 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM at the funeral home with Brother Clyde Smith and Brother Lamar Osborne officiating. Burial will be at Midway Memorial Gardens in Moulton, AL.
Leon was born on November 20, 1935 to Ralph and Maggie Lee Dutton, Leon will be remembered as a family oriented, sweet and gentle man who loved spending time with his many friends and family members, and he enjoyed traveling to visit his friends/family.
He also enjoyed playing checkers, chess and did we mention he loved to travel; as soon as he would arrive someplace, he was ready to go somewhere else. Leon enjoyed conversation with everyone, friends and family were so very important to him. He enjoyed visiting with every single one of them. Leon was a deeply religious man, believing in God, he was ready for Heaven. He wanted each of us to love one another and to follow in God's footsteps. Rather than grieving during this time, Leon would want us to rejoice, because he is in Heaven with his family that preceded him.
Survivors include his children, Timothy (Lynne) Dutton, of Plainfield, and Christopher (Debra) Dutton, of Bolingbrook; grandchildren, Mikaela Dutton, Christopher Dutton II, Stephanie Dutton, and Sabrina Dutton; great-grandchildren, Madelyn Rose Pervinich, Declan Cole Pervinich, and Addison Avery Pervinich; sisters, Dayphene Westmoreland, and Dorothy Sandlin; brothers, Fred Dutton, and Orben Dutton; and a great many nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family and friends.
Leon was preceded in death by his spouse, Mildred Dutton; father, Ralph Dutton; mother, Maggie Lee; sisters, Jeanette Dutton, and Magdalene Farley Roberts; brothers, Dewey Ray Dutton, Willard Windell Dutton, Ruyle Dutton, and Roy Dutton; sisters-in-law, Sandra Smith, and Jimmie Filyaw; brothers-in-law, Jimmy Westmoreland, Newt Junior Filyaw, and Joseph Gillespie.
Pallbearers will be Dwayne Sealy, Jeff Farley, Eric Gillespie, Tori Dutton, Timothy Dutton, and Christopher Dutton.
The family extends special thanks to Doctor Douglas Tran, Naperville IL and the staff at Heritage Woods Assisted Living, Plainfield, IL.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Crohn's & Colitis Foundation, 1-800-932-2423, Option 1.