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Lawrence Tony Driskill

Lawrence "Tony" Driskill, age 83, of Tingley passed away Sunday, August 16
Tony was born on July 11, 1932 in Decatur County, Iowa to parents Martin and Evelyn Goodwin Driskill. Tony graduated from Shannon City High School in 1950.
Immediately following graduation, he enlisted in the Air Force and became an Air Policeman. During his tour in the Korean War, he kept in constant touch with his sweetheart back home, Leona May Sanderson. Writing letters to each other every day. After completion of his military career, the two married on June 5, 1955.

After adopting their first child, the couple moved from Council Bluffs to a farm near Creston in 1960 at which time Tony began farming and continued farming until 1987 at which time the couple moved to Tingley. He then worked at Ron Simpson's farm until his retirement.

To celebrate his life he leaves his wife of 60 years, Leona May Sanderson Driskill of Tingley; two chidren his son, Lauran Driskill (Cindy) of Afton; daughter, LuAnn Driskill Lowe (Mike) of Lake Ozark, Missouri; brother, Perry "Bill" Driskill (Diana) of Afton; sister, Kay Billeter of Winterset; four grandchildren Donna Driskill Allen (Shawn) of Afton; Dustin Driskill of Creston; Joshua Lowe of Cedar Rapids; Deven Lowe of Cedar Rapids and three great grandchildren, Casey Allen, Chase Allen and Scott Driskill.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Martin and Evelyn Driskill and brother Ardith "Art" Driskill.
Memorials may be made to the Shannon City Community Church.

  • Graveside Service

    August 19, 2015
    2:00 PM

    Oakland Cemetery

    Shannon City, IA

  • Burial

    August 19, 2015
    2:30 PM

    Oakland Cemetery

    Shannon City, IA

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So sorry to hear of your loss. You were always such good friends and so willing to help when I needed it. Praying for you and your family Leona. I miss seeing u so much.

Posted by Eleanor Hoffman - Shannon city, IA - Good friend   August 19, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Leona & family, So sorry for your loss. We missed you at our church supper
and sale August 7. Always enjoy spending time with you. It was always so
much fun attending events at your church in Shannon City. You will have so
many fond memories of your life with Tony. You are in my thoughts and prayers.


Posted by Peggy Brown - Lenox, IA - Friend   August 18, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Thinking of the family during this time. Cherish the memories.

With love,
Clint, Amber, Cade, and Corbyn Vicker

Posted by Amber Vicker - Creston, IA - friend   August 18, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear of Tony death. I always enjoyed visiting with Tony. Ed & Anna Thompson

Posted by Edward L. Thompson - Creston, IA - cousin by marriage   August 18, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss i have such great memories of Uncle Tony. Visuts to Council Bluffs, the farm, and in Tingley always fun. He made everyone smile, sometimes without saying a word. Love to all

Posted by Linda Henry Rinehart - Tucson, AZ - Niece   August 18, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Thoughts and prayers for the Driskill family. I have fond memories of the farm when I was young and will always remember Uncle Tony in his bibs of course. Much love, Craig, Niki, Logan, Abbie, Kara and Charlie

Posted by Niki (Grout) Freie - Middletown, MO - Great-niece   August 18, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about Tony''s death. You have our deepest sympathy.
Ann Comer Sanson

Posted by Ann Comer Sanson - Clarinda, IA - Friend   August 17, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss.

Posted by rose beaman    August 17, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

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