Rev. Leo K. Sullivan


(May 14, 2002)

Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 10 a.m. at First Southern Baptist Church for Rev. Leo K. Sullivan, 88, who died Tuesday, May 14 in Powell Valley Hospital.

The Rev. Don Peel and the Rev. Don Thomason will officiate at services and burial in Crown Hill Cemetery.

The Rev. Mr. Sullivan, father of Lloyd Sullivan of Powell, had been a resident of the Powell Nursing Home for the last four years. He had lived in Powell since 1994.

He was born in New Mexico on March 28, 1914, to Don and Tennie Sullivan, the oldest of nine children.

He married Maybelle Gaskins on Nov. 25, 1933. He attended Wayland Baptist University and Baylor University and received his degree from Oklahoma Baptist University. He went on to pastor churches in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Idaho and Montana. He and his wife later provided worship services and Bible schools in rural areas where there were no churches. He was actively involved in the ministry for 52 years.

Survivors include his wife Tennie of 68 years; two sons, Kenneth Sullivan and wife Judy, and Lloyd Sullivan and wife Donna; a brother, Delbert Sullivan and wife Betty; sisters Sylvia (Hoye) Smith, Lucille Miller, Clydia (Clem) Chastain and Myrtle Cook; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son and daughter-in-law, David and Gloria Sullivan, who were killed in an automobile accident April 15, 1982; and by three brothers, John, Claude and Louis.

Pallbearers at the funeral will be Lloyd Sullivan, Brian Sullivan, Brad Sullivan, Brandon Sullivan, Mike Sullivan and Don Sullivan.

For those who wish, the family would appreciate memorials to First Southern Baptist Church or Powell Nursing Home.

Viewing will be from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight (Thursday) at Miratsky-Easton Funeral Home.