Leon Dwight Tanck


Leon Dwight Tanck
Leon Dwight Tanck

Leon Dwight Tanck, 75, of Vega, Texas passed away on August 16, 2023.

Services will be at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, August 19, 2023, at Christ Community Fellowship in Vega, Texas, with Jared Blankenship officiating. Burial will follow the service at Memorial Park Cemetery at Vega. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors.

Leon was born in Denver, Colorado on December 20, 1947, to Robert and Leona Tanck. He graduated from Eads High School. He worked as an electrician for XCEL/SPS, and absolutely loved his job.

Leon and Barbara were together for 53 years. He was a true family man. He loved spending time with Barbara, their two sons, Damon and Shannon, and their families. He was their biggest fan and loved cheering them on at their sporting events, he hardly missed a game for his sons and grandchildren. Leon also enjoyed taking a trip once a summer to Eagles Nest with his family.

Leon loved spending time working in his yard. During the Christmas season, his home looked very similar to the house in the movie Christmas Vacation.

Leon could often be found driving around town with his dog, Rocko. He would make sure to take him on at least one car ride a day.

Leon enjoyed being the life of the party. When you were around him you couldn’t help but smile and laugh. His family loved how he would say words, the Leon Vocabulary.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Tanck; sons, Damon Tanck and wife Stephanie, and Shannon Tanck and wife Jenise; grandchildren, Ethan Tanck, Tatum Tanck, Caleb Tanck, and Cameron Tanck; and dog, Rocko.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Texas Department of Public Safety Officers Association, www.texasdpsoa.com.

18 Replies to “Leon Dwight Tanck”

  1. I am so sorry to hear about Mr Tank. My thoughts and prayers are with you Barbara and family. He was always so nice and kind

  2. Our condolences to your family. We enjoyed seeing and visiting with him @ our class reunions for Eads High School. He will be missed!

  3. Barbara just heard of Leon’s passing. Am so sorry for your loss but am thankful that you had a good number of tears together. You and the family are in my thoughts and prayers

  4. Barbara, Damon, Shannon and family,
    So very sorry to hear about Leon. We will always have fond memories of Leon, you and the boys as friends and neighbors. We will be praying for you and your family!!
    Eddie, Barbara and girls

  5. No one could ask for a better friend than Leon, he was truly one of a kind and will be missed by all who were fortunate enough to have met him. Condolences to the family. RIP my friend.

  6. Deepest condolence to the family. Leon was a great man and will continue to be an influence on our family.

    The Sutter family

  7. Our deepest sympathy for your loss. Leon was the foundation of your family and will be remembered for a fun loving spirit and his open arms.
    Our prayers to all of you from the Sutter family.

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