A retired civil engineer at Exxon Baton Rouge Refinery and a resident of Baton Rouge, he died at 3:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, 2007, at his home in St. James Place. He was 85 and a native of Woodville, Miss.
Visitation at Trinity Episcopal Church, 3552 Morning Glory Ave., on Tuesday, Sept. 11, from 9 a.m. until memorial service at 10 a.m. His body was donated to LSU Medical School.
Survived by his wife of 63 years, Mary Hewes Leak; five sons, Harrison Carter Leak III, St. Francisville, James Caulfield Leak II and wife Pamela, Woodville, Kent Hereford Percy and wife Mary, Powder Springs, Ga., John Chaille Percy, New Orleans, and Thomas Hewes Percy and wife Melanie, Jersey City, N.J.; daughter, Mary Louisa Percy Swindle and husband Jay, Madison, Miss.; six grandchildren, Eliza Leak Bryant and husband Clint, Harrison Carter Leak IV and wife Brittany, David Hewes Leak and wife Julie, Katharine Leak Anderson and husband Phelps, Addie Salvas Leak, and Timothy Lancaster Leak; seven great-grandchildren and 10 great-nieces and great-nephews.
Preceded in death by his parents, Harrison Carter and Maude Caulfield Leak; brother, James Caulfield Leak; sister, Anna Douglas Robertson; and daughter, Nan Percy D'Agostino.
He received his bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Mississippi State University. His career with Exxon Refinery spanned 42 years, from 1943 until his retirement in 1985, during which time he served as head of numerous departments. He was one of the founders of Trinity Episcopal Church and a longtime vestryman. He was an Eagle Scout and served for many years on the executive board of the Istrouma Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He served on the board of a number of other civic and charitable organizations.
The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to the Columbarium Fund at Trinity Episcopal Church, 3552 Morning Glory Ave., Baton Rouge, LA 70808; or the Istrouma Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
Published in The Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA), September 10, 2007
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