Leonard R. ‘Len’ Gann passed away at his home in Lamar, Oklahoma on Sunday morning, February 11, 2007, at the age of fifty-nine years. Len was the son of W. L. Gann and Pearl (Slawson) Gann, born on July 29, 1947 in Wetumka, Oklahoma.
He was brought up in Lamar, and graduated Moss High School in 1965, then attended Oklahoma State Tech at Okmulgee.
He joined the United States Army and was drafted at just about the same time, serving in Vietnam. He was discharged from the Army in 1972, and worked for thirty-five years all over the U.S. as a heavy equipment mechanic for pipeline construction companies. Len met Rebecca ‘Becky’ Shoulders while on a job in Illinois, and the two of them were married on February 16, 2002, in Pensacola, Florida. Len retired in 2004 due to failing health. He loved fixing up old cars.