Reflection of Life
Mr. Robert Leonard Jr. was born on November 10, 1954 in Junction City, Georgia to the late Robert Leonard Sr. and the late Annie Mae Leonard. He was the second oldest of 8 children. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Leon Leonard, and one sister Thelma Blount. Mr. Leonard transitioned his earthly home to be with the Lord on the early morning of Saturday, June 5, 2021.
He attended Ruth Carter Schools and graduated with the Central High School – Talbotton class of 1973. Upon graduating from High School, Mr. Leonard joined the United States Air Force and continued his education by taking college courses throughout his military career.
During his time in the Air Force, Mr. Leonard and his family lived in several locations across the world including England, California, Turkey, the Azores, and Washington. This fueled his passion for travel and seeing the world taking his family on vacations to Italy, Germany, Spain, Greece, England, and a cross-country road trip from Georgia to Washington state.
After 20years, he retired from the United States Air Force and worked for Cardinal Health providing customer service to medical facilities. Mr. Leonard later worked for Skookum where he provided logistics support for the United States Army until his health declined.
Mr. Leonard enjoyed spending time with his family watching movies, playing video games, and throwing pebbles and learning cheers with his granddaughters who often called him “Ampy”. He loved fishing, watching baseball, football, and Western films and series. He also had a passion for fireworks, grilling and cooking, especially the Turkey for Thanksgiving dinner.
the one to keep everyone calm.
He leaves to cherish his memories his devoted wife of 42 years joined in holy matrimony April 1979, Deborah Leonard of Spanaway, WA; a loving daughter Marisa Leonard of Tacoma, WA; two beautiful granddaughters Leylah Leonard and Jaylen Leonard of Tacoma, WA; four sisters Cora (Timothy) Walker and Mattie (Anthony) Chaney of Thomaston, Georgia, Phyllis Brown of Columbus, Georgia, and Rena Brown of Manchester, Georgia; one brother Rev. Richard (Doris) Leonard of Ashboro, North Carolina; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Life can never stay the same, no matter how we try
Our hands can never stop, the clock of life from ticking by
But love remains, unchanging, in the care of sorrowing hearts
For as the love of life is stilled, the love of memory starts
Services will be Held
Saturday, June 19, 2021
Powell Missionary Baptist Church
6850 Lackey-Powell Church Road
Talbotton, GA 31827