Maurice "Speedy" LeonardKingsport, TN | June 30, 2010
Maurice "Speedy" Leonard – Kingsport, TN Maurice Leonard passed away at Wellmont Holston Valley after suffering a stroke and went home to be with his Lord Jesus on Wednesday, June 30, 2010. Mr. Leonard was born in Scott County, VA on November 9, 1926, the son of the late Washington Conley and Bernice Mae Larkey Leonard. He was a member of West Colonial Hills Baptist Church in Colonial Heights and of the Masonic Catlett Lodge # 35 of Gate City, VA. He retired from the Glycol Department at Tennessee Eastman after 40 years of service and was also a World War II veteran of the United States Army. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Gerald Leonard, and sisters, Helen Leonard Shaffer and Pauline Leonard Shaffer. Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Maude Arwood Leonard, Kingsport, TN; son, Gary Leonard, Johnson City, TN; daughter, Joan Leonard Hobbs and husband, Kerry, Kingsport, TN; grandchildren, Nathan Hobbs; Jason Leonard; Alice Leonard Maden and husband, Landon; Jared Hobbs and wife, Brittany; and great grandson Titus Hobbs; brothers, Ray Leonard, Hiltons, VA and Larry Leonard, Jonesboro, TN; sister, Doris Leonard Pierman, Bristol, VA; along with several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Friday, July 2, 2010 at the Gate City Funeral Home. A Masonic service will be conducted at 6:45 p.m. by members of Catlett Lodge #35, Gate City, VA. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Paul Blessing officiating. Tony and Angela Ellis and Charlotte Chase will provide the music. Military graveside services will be conducted by members of the American Legion Hammond Post #3, Kingsport, TN and Post #265 of Gate City, VA. at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 3, 2010 at the Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA. Larry Leonard, Gary Leonard, Kerry Hobbs, Bud Hansen, Nathan Hobbs, Jason Leonard, and Jared Hobbs will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the Catlett Lodge #35, Gate City, VA. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m.to go in procession to Holston View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, P.O. Box 863765, Orlando, FL 32886-3765. An online guest registry is available for the Leonard family at www.gatecityfunerals.com. Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Maurice H. Leonard.
CondolencesDear Joan, Gary and Mrs Hobbs:
My sincerest sympathy for you all. I have many pleasant memories of your family and know this has left a sorrow and empty space in your hearts. My love and thoughts go with you as the time passes.
Posted by: Melissa Williams, February 15, 2011
Dearest Joan and family,
Our thoughts and love are with you. Geoffrey and Margaret (McConnell) Coleman
Posted by: Margaret and Geoffrey Coleman, July 03, 2010
Our deepest sympathy to Speedys family in this difficult time. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
Posted by: wayne & Joyce Davidson, July 02, 2010
Ray and Family, Our deepest sympathy is with you and all of your family in the passing of your brother Maurice. He was a dear friend. May God's richest blessings be with you all during this time of bereavement.
Posted by: Robert & Lena Lane, July 02, 2010
Larry and Joyce,
We were so sad to hear of your loss, I did not know your brother but Jaime did. She has been concerned about him, she waited on him at the bank, she and all the girls there loved and will miss him.
We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time.
In Christian Love,
Bill, Marsha and Jaime
Posted by: Marsha Vanderpool, July 02, 2010
My deepest sympathy for you and your family. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
May God Bless,
Posted by: Susie Higgins, July 01, 2010
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