The Obit For M.O. LaGrone

Medsell Oren "M.O." LaGrone

Published in Shreveport Times on September 17, 2011

MARSHALL, TX - Medsell Oren "M.O." LaGrone passed away in Marshall, TX on Thursday, September 15, 2011 at the age of 79. M.O. was born on August 7, 1932 in Panola County, TX to Walter Oren and Lillian Vera LaGrone.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Eleanor LaGrone; his brother, Billy and his sister, Floy.

M.O. is survived by his wife of 15 years, Alice LaGrone; his children, Linda Tipton and husband, Rogers; Lisa Baker and husband, Eddie; Sally Ross and husband, Richard; and Charley and Ginger Ettiger; his step-children, Robert Dusty Boggan and wife, Donna; and Gregory Karl Boggan; his grand-children, Brad Baker and wife, Lauren; Bryan Baker; Kathleen Tipton; Kristin Ettinger; Jessica Scott and husband, Nick; Carter Ross; Coleman Ross and Carson Ross; his step-grandchildren, Craig Boggan and wife, Taffy; Mary Elizabeth Boggan; and his great grand-children, Paisley and Raylin.

M.O. is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other family members and friends who knew and loved him.

M.O. was a Veteran of the U.S. Army, serving our country in Germany in the 1950s; was a 50 year member of the Masonic Lodge; played semi-professional (Minor League) baseball; a lifelong golfer; and liked to fish. He was a 50 year member of Summit United Methodist Church and served as Head Usher. M.O. sold furniture and appliances for over 50 years in Marshall. He loved people, never met a stranger and loved meeting new friends.

Visitation will be Friday, September 16, 2011 from 6pm to 8pm at Sullivan Funeral Home. Service will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2011 at 3:00pm at Summit United Methodist Church with Pastor Michael Chance officiating. Interment will follow in Colonial Gardens Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Rogers Tipton, Eddie Baker, Richard Ross, Brad Baker, Bryan Baker, Charley Ettinger, Carter Ross, Coleman Ross and Carson Ross.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Summit United Methodist Church, Marshall, TX or American Cancer Society.