Leslie “Les” Carlyle Hallock was born March 16, 1922 in Chandler, Oklahoma to Virgil Forrest and Bessie (Bell) Hallock. He passed away on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, at his home in Duncan with his wife by his side. He was 99.
Services are scheduled for Tuesday, October 19, at 2:00 P.M. at the Duncan Municipal Cemetery with Pastor Mark Hensley officiating. Military honors will be presented by the Stephens County Honor Guard and the Patriot Guard. Arrangements have been entrusted to Whitt Funeral Home.
After his high school graduation, Les attended Oklahoma State. On February 23, 1943, he began his US Army service during World War II where he served in the 11th 1st Airborne 188th Paraglide B Company and received medals and citations, including two Bronze Stars one with an American Flag and a Unit Presidential Citation while in the South Pacific. He was the original "last man standing." He was honorably discharged on January 7, 1946.
On August 31, 1946, he married the love of his life, Joyce Louise Monsey and, together, they raised three children - Leslie Katherine, Mary Joyce, and Philip Wayne. Les loved to play golf three days a week and considered his greatest accomplishment was getting three holes in one. Fishing and hunting were two other sports he enjoyed. He attended the Airborne reunions every year and proudly flew the American flag daily. Loving to travel, he would take yearly trips to South Fork, Colorado and Red River, New Mexico. Joyce and he loved to square dance. He was employed as a machinist for Halliburton Services retiring after 33 years. They were longtime members of the First Presbyterian Church.
Les is survived by his wife of 75 years, Joyce; children: Mary Rowe of Duncan, Philip and wife Nancy Hallock; son-in-law, Jerry Whitehead; grandchildren: Chris and wife Shona Whitehead of Edmond, Micah Rowe of Norman, Christina and husband Kevin Locklear of Norman; and great grandchildren: Greenley Locklear, Kinsley Locklear, Liam Locklear, Maddox Locklear, John Whitehead, Heidi Rowe.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Leslie Whitehead; and brothers: Gerald Hallock, Bruce Hallock, Don Hallock.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Presbyterian Church or the Stephens County Humane Society.
Online condolences can be made to the family at www.whittfh.com.