CA MERON—Leon Edward Jurc a, 83, of Cameron died Wednesday, May 12, 2010, at his home.

Private family services will be held at Liberty Cemetery at a later date.

Mr. Jurca was born Feb. 27, 1927, in Buckholts to Edward and Janie (Hundle) Jurca.

He was a Buck holts High School graduate.

He married Ruth Viola Elsik and she preceded him in death in 2005.

Mr. Jurca was a World War II veteran, serving in the Army Air Force.

He was the retired chief of operations at Olin Teague Veterans Hospital in Temple.

Mr. Jurca was a member of Taylor Valley Baptist Church, VFW Post No. 2010 and the Central Texas Hospital Auxiliary.

He was also preceded in death by a brother, Milton, and a sister, Florene Abel.

Survivors include a son, Ronald Jurca and wife Theresa of Heidenheimer; a daughter, Sherry Briggs and husband Kerry of Aledo; a brother, Wilburn Jurca of Irving; two granddaughters, Jennifer Briggs of Navasota, Robyn Jurca of Temple; and a grandson, Brian Jurca of Heidenheimer.

Memorials may be made to the Central Texas Hospital Auxiliary.

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