Lesley Dee (Heavy) Rinehart, 76, passed from this world early morning November 18th, 2020, at his home in Allen. He was surrounded by his children, wife and numerous family members. <br /><br />Heavy and Arlene were married March 11, 1968 in Gainsville, Texas. They lived in Allen and stayed in the Allen Community throughout their lives together. They had 4 children, Shelia Champ of Allen, Peachie (Leslie) & Mike Cross of Allen, Rhonda & Bill Spray of Atwood and Willis & Jami Rinehart of Allen. They have 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Lois Joel Rinehart, his mother, Zu Ella Rinehart, brother, Herman Dean Rinehart, grand-daughter, Sindi Lucille Spray, 1 unborn grandchild and 2 unborn great-grandchildren. <br /><br />Heavy was a fun-loving man with a heart of gold. If you met him, you knew him. He would help anyone at any time. He loved company and if you ever came to his house and supper was ready, you would eat. His smile and sense of humor was contagious. His family values were strong, almost as strong as he was. He will be missed by all of us. <br /><br />He retired from the Pontotoc County Barn after 20 plus years, he loved working there with all the guys and the heavy equipment. He was also a lifetime member of the Allen Masonic Lodge, a retiree of the Allen Volunteer Fire Department and proudly served in the National Guard for 10 years.<br /><br />If you wanted to make a trade, he was your man.... he may trade that off again before he got home with it because he did love to trade. Momma always told us that if we "woke up in a strange house, don't worry, your daddy traded you off in the middle of the night!"<br /><br />You'd never meet another man that had as much happiness in his heart to be so feared by people that just knew the size of him. He was a giant of a man in stature and of heart, was a gentle soul and so kind hearted. If other men were half the man our daddy was, we would have a lot of great men in this world. We never had a lot of money but we never went without. We weren't the popular kids with the high fashion clothes or shoes but we didn't go to school in rags, they may have been second hand or from the bargain bin, but he had a lot of mouths to feed and most of the time, extras were there. He never complained of the hard work that he did or that he didn't have the fancy things in life, he just wanted his kids to be happy and healthy and he certainly loved his entire family.<br /><br />We love you Daddy. <br /><br />Pall Bearers are Brandon Johnson, Layne Cross, Lesley Rinehart, Bradley Rinehart, Shane Rinehart, Willis Rinehart.<br /><br />Honorary Pall Bearers are Mike Cross, Bill Spray, Billy Griffin, Jerry Milne, Jason Goodnight, Mike Lawler, Justen Knighten, Philip Hodo, Chase Alcaida.<br /><br />Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, November 21, 2020 at the Allen School Auditorium in Allen, Oklahoma. Interment will follow at the Allen Cemetery. A family visitation will be held from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM, Friday, November 20, 2020 at Estes-Phillips Funeral Home in Ada.<br />
December 2, 1943 - November 18, 202012/02/194311/18/2020
Lesley "Heavy" Dee Rinehart
1 Tree has been planted in memory of Lesley Rinehart.