We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Mangum Funeral Home
Leon Searcy, 89, of Pasadena, Texas passed away on August 6, 2021 in Pasadena Texas. He was born on October 14, 1931, in Geneva County Alabama to Isom Byrd Searcy and Rena Mae Mullen Searcy. A graveside service will be at 11:00 AM on Tuesday August 10,2021 at Fairview Cemetery in Center, Texas with Linda Searcy officiating.
While serving in the Navy during the Korean War, Leon married Giovanna Mooney of Center, Texas. After the war, they moved to Dallas, Texas where he attended electronics school while working for Red Ball Motor Freight. He transferred and became an agent for Red Ball Motor Freight in Center, Texas during the early to mid 1960’s. During this time, he was offered a Logistics Specialist position at NASA in Houston, Texas where he worked on Gemini, Apollo, and Skylab. After leaving NASA he entered the medical freight and transportation industry where he became Logistics Manager of several hospital systems.
Leon was elected City Councilman District G for the City of Pasadena and served multiple terms with a short stint as Mayor Pro-Tem. During his tenure as City Councilman, he was most noted for his representation in the “Sister Cities” program where he traveled to Hadono, Japan on numerous occasions and made many long-lasting friendships fostering a sense of partnership and community within Pasadena and abroad. In addition to traveling to Japan, he was most noted for securing the funds to build a new park in Pasadena “Crenshaw Park” where families were able to enjoy an environment that allowed them to fish and enjoy the outdoors in a brand new fully equipped park facility.
Leon had a passion for people and family. He was a humble man that was genuine, kind-hearted, and sincere and never met a stranger. Every person he encountered during his life’s journey can speak of the positive memories he left with them.
Leon is survived by his wife, Giovanna Mooney Searcy and son James L. Searcy, Jr. along with his daughter-in-law Linda Searcy; grandsons Jason L. Searcy and Nathan M. Searcy; and a host of other family and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Isom Byrd Searcy, and Rena Mae Mullins Searcy, along with his brother and sisters.