Roy Leonard Obituary, Death – Roy J. Leonard, who had lived in Glen Alpine for the majority of his 87 years and had passed away at the age of 87, was able to pass away peacefully in the comfort of his own home, surrounded by his wife of 69 years, five children, and grandchildren. He was born on September 13, 1935, and he was the son of the late Ben and Alma Leonard as well as Eula Leonard. Both of his parents passed away before he was born. The town of Glen Alpine was where Roy had called home for the entirety of his life. He worked as a painter at Great Lakes Carbon for a number of years before reaching the age where he could retire from the company. J.E. Mull was Roy’s best friend, and the two of them spent a lot of time together. One of their favorite things to do together was to go for bike rides around the lake on Sunday mornings.
Roy Leonard is survived by Mavis Hart Leonard, his wife of 69 years; his children, Libby Eubanks (Eddie), Jeff Leonard Jr. (Alice), Lynne Mould (Rob), Betty Biggerstaff (Randy); 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews; and his siblings, Mabel Walker, Mary Simpson, Betty Lyle, Rachel Watkins, and Benny Leonard; as well as numerous Roy was preceded in death by his infant sister, Minnie Cathline Leonard, as well as by his brothers and sisters Jack Leonard, Charles Leonard, Garland Franklin, Jim Franklin, Bob Franklin, Evelyn Yohn, and Mindora Lutz. In addition, Roy’s parents passed away when he was a young child. There were also two other Leonard brothers named Jack and Charles Leonard who were Roy’s siblings.
The Reverend Andrew Whisnant will serve as the officiant for the graveside service that will take place at Calvin Heights/Bridge 42 on the afternoon of Saturday, December 17, at 12 p.m. After the family has said their final farewells at the graveside, they will then address their friends and neighbors. In lieu of sending flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Amorem Hospice or the Calvin Heights/Bridge 42 Church in honor of the person who passed away.