Mr. DeLeon was born Sept. 2, 1925, in Bee County to Simon Sr. and Rojelia Ramos DeLeon. He worked as a farm hand.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and two sisters.
Survivors include two sisters, Adelfa (Eleno) Duenes and Aurora (Adolfo) Trevino, both of Pawnee; three brothers, Reynaldo DeLeon of Kyle, Domingo (Juanita) DeLeon and Juan (Lupe) DeLeon, both of Pawnee; a son, Arturo “Lupe” DeLeon of Hobson; one grandchild, Ashley DeLeon; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A memorial service is planned for a later date.
Arrangements are under the direction of Galloway & Sons Funeral Home.