Leslie Scribner: The Toy Man

If you are a resident of Southlake or Grapevine, chances are that you have seen this man walking down the street or in a local store with his toy truck following not too far behind.

Many who saw him wondered who he was and why he dragged a toy truck with him everywhere he went. If you took the time to know him, you would have found that Leslie Scribner was a wonderful man with a heart of gold.

This is one of those stories you expect to hear on Kidd Kraddick in the Morning – real life local stories that move our hearts and spur us to do something on behalf of our community.

On Monday morning, Leslie was struck by a vehicle off Ira E. Woods and Grapevine Highway. He later passed away at Baylor Grapevine from his injuries.  The crash appeared to be an unfortunate accident, and no charges are expected to be filed.

The Scribner’s were a well known family in Grapevine since 1891 and even have a street named after them. Leslie was the last surviving member of his family. His wife passed away many years ago from diabetes and his daughter to cancer. The only known relative is a brother in law by marriage. 

Tragically, when Leslie was 12, he witnessed his father being struck and killed by a car returning to Grapevine from Dallas. His Grandfather passed after being struck by a vehicle as well.

Since Leslie was the last surviving member of the Scribner family, the community has decided to take matters into their hands to see that Leslie gets a proper burial.

Several members of the community have set up a Facebook group at where you can make donations towards his funeral. A toy drive has been organized to remember Leslie. 

The Leslie Scribner Toy Drive will span three cities: Grapevine, Southlake, and Trophy Club.  All toys will benefit The Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, which is appropriate as Mr. Scribner had such a sweet and childlike air about him. For more information please visit:

Please be sure to visit the website to read the amazing stories about Leslie from the community. He touched many people’s hearts and we hope he knew how loved he was by the community.

Kidd Kraddick, this is exactly the type of local story you have brought onto your show in the past. We hope you will help us honor him by rallying the community to help pay for his funeral? Thank you for all the ways in which you touch people’s lives.

By Daniel Dessinger

Daniel founded CultureFeast in 2005, co-founded Mommypotamus in 2009, and writes frequently about self-awareness.

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