"I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge,
shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. 2 Timothy 4:7-8". Ivory Dean Leachman Jr. was the first child born of the union of Ernestine McDonald & Ivory Leachman Sr. on March 13, 1946 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. God in His infinite wisdom called Ivory to his heavenly home the morning of May 17, 2014. Ivory was baptized in 2000 at Rose of Sharon in Alsen, Louisiana by Pastor Johnnie A. Johnson. Dean, as he was affectionately called by family and close friends, was educated in the public schools of East Baton Rouge Parish. He was a 1965 graduate of Capitol High School. Dean entered the United States Air Force in 1965 where he bravely served his country in Vietnam as military police. After being honorably discharged, he returned home and began a long career as campus police for Southern University. He retired with 34 years of service. In his spare time Dean loved to build and fly model airplanes. He also had a passion for motorcycles. He leaves to cherish his loving memory a son, Ivory Dean Leachman III (Vaneshia) of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; two daughters Annisa L. Stover (Albert) of Zachary, Louisiana and Ivory Brown of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; former wife, Erlinda Moore Leachman of Baker, Louisiana; two sisters Irene Varnado of Hammond, Louisiana and Bernadine L. Collins (Ronald) of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; two brothers Brian K. Leachman (lsceola) of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Michael L. Leachman (Neirma) of Port Allen, Louisiana; one aunt Audrey McFadden of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; nine grandchildren Claudia, Ashton, Jair, Ameshika, Jalen, Jordyn, Vivienne, Ivory, and Ian; two great-grandchildren Saniya and Deion; a devoted friend, Mrs. Julia Navarre; and host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Dean was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Ivory Leachman Sr.; his brothers Calvin Leachman and Sylvester Temple Jr., and three aunts Jessie M. Winford, Marie Jones and Evelyn Leachman. Special thanks to the VA clinic of Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge Healthcare Center and Hospice in his care. Visiting was at Hall's Celebration Center on Friday, May 23 from 8 am until service at 9:30 am, conducted by Pastor Dale Flowers. Interment in Louisiana National Cemetery, Zachary. Services entrusted to Hall Davis and Sons Funeral Service. Please sign guest book at www.hallsinc.net.