Robert Franklin Leland (September 27, 1917 – January 29, 2011)


Robert Franklin Leland, 93 of Edmond, OK died Saturday January 29, 2011 at the Veteran’s Center in Norman, OK.
He was born September 27, 1917 in Zanesville and was the son of the late Elmer and Edith Rhodes Leland.
Bob served our country during World War II as a U.S. Navy Seaman 1st Class. He retired from the Brown Shoe Company with 43 years of service. Bob was an avid golfer for many years.
He is survived by 2 sons, Robert E. (Toni) Leland of Nashport and Charles “Cappy” Leland of Edmond, OK; grandchildren: Bobby, Chad, Mike, Skye, Beau and Brooke Leland; great grandchildren: Marlee Leland, Annee Leland and Anna Sophia Leland; a sister Cathrine Staros, Ft. Lauderdale, FL; nephews, Leonard Brearley of Zanesville, and Bunky Staros of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; nieces, Sally Coen and Phillis Hartman of Zanesville, Suzanne Moore of Satellite Beach, FL and Lisa Staros of Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Davis Leland who died January 1, 2006; 2 sisters, June Kelly and Maxine Ross. All originally from Zanesville.
A private gathering, both honoring and celebrating Robert’s life will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Bryan & Snider Funeral Home, 2318 Maple Ave. is assisting the Leland family.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army “Red Kettle” fund.
To share memories and condolences with the Leland family, visit Robert’s memorial on-line registry at