|Birth: ||Nov. 22, 1919|
|Death: ||Oct. 15, 2008|
Mr. Aubrey Leon Leatherwood, age 88, of Ozark died Oct. 15, 2008, in a Dothan
hospital following an extended illness.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008, in Asbury United
Methodist Church with the Revs. Dr. Rick Patterson and Ray Kelley officiating.
Interment will follow in the church cemetery, Holman Funeral Home of Ozark
directing. His body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service time
on Saturday. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 until 7
p.m. Friday evening.
Mr. Leatherwood was born Nov. 22, 1919, in Pike County to the late Sally Irene
Bludsworth Leatherwood and Thomas Harrison Leatherwood. Aubrey was a member of
the Asbury Methodist Church and served his church family and congregation in
countless ways. He served as a member of the Dale County Water Board and the
Dale County Hospital Board, as an election poll worker and was a member of the
Southern Syrup Makers Association. He worked with the Civilian Conservation Corp
during the depression and he was a Mason for more than 50 years. Aubrey was a
Greyhound bus driver earlier in his career and later worked with Farm Bureau and
ALFA Insurance Companies before opening Circle Insurance Company in Ozark with
his brother-in-law, Durwood Judah. Aubrey was a son, brother, husband, father
and grandfather, and friend, witness, leader, example and wise counselor to
He made the piney woods of Dale County and Ozark his home, but he also traveled
the world, and whether at home or away, he never met a stranger, and he brought
good will and joy to all who met him.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Leatherwood was preceded in death by his son,
Dr. James Stephen Leatherwood; his sister, Verlon Leatherwood; and two brothers,
Forrest Leatherwood and Donald Ray Leatherwood.
Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Kathleen Judah Leatherwood of Ozark; one
daughter, Cheryl Lynne Leatherwood of Ozark; one son and daughter-in-law, Thomas
Oscar and Julia Leatherwood of Santa Fe, N.M.; two sisters, Mattie Earl Bruner
of Ozark and Hazel Free of Daytona Beach, Fla.; four brothers, Charles
Leatherwood of Dublin, Georgia, Kenneth Leatherwood of Conyers, Georgia, Roy
Leatherwood of Ozark, and Max Leatherwood of Ozark.
He had six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, Keith and Chantele
Leatherwood (Havana, Laird, Zaca and Tacia), Kim and Bruce Burley (Walker and
Aubree Kathleen), Todd and Faith Ledford (Mason and Macray), Shanon and John
LaSpada (Gianna), Evan Leatherwood and Corrina Leatherwood.
Flowers will be accepted or memorial donations may be made to the Asbury United
Methodist Church Building Fund, C/O Mr. Marshall Griggs, 2536 County Road 33,
Ozark, Alabama 36360.
Holman Funeral Home of Ozark, (334) 774-5348, is in charge of arrangements.
Visit the Holman Funeral Home Web site at www.holmanfuneralhome.com. Sign the
guest book at www.dothaneagle.com. .Published in Dothan Eagle on October 17,
2008 Print |
James Stephen Leatherwood (1943 - 1997)*
Asbury United Methodist Church Cemetery
Created by: Wilton Golson
Record added: Oct 17, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 30647409