A native and resident of New Roads, he passed away at 7:12 p.m. Thursday, May 2, 2013 in Port Allen.
He was 72, a retired farmer. Visiting was at Verrette's Funeral Home, New Roads, on Thursday, May 9, 2013 from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. Service at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 10, 2013 at Fairland Baptist Church, conducted by Rev. Lionel Davis. Interment in Sixth Ward Baptist Church Cemetery. Survivors include four sisters, Josephine Pullett, Geraldine Jack, Louise Coats and Gail Leonard; a sister-in-law, Gaynell Leonard; 2 brothers, Johnnie (Lisa) Leonard and Roosevelt (Josie) Leonard; 3 special nieces, Vanessa Albert, Paulette Albert and Wanda Battley. Preceded in death by his parents, John and Blanche Leonard; two sisters, Pearl Hartford and Elizabeth Albert; and one brother, Robert Leonard.