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Salem Funeral Home
120 S. Main St., Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Thursday, Mar 01, 2012
10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
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Salem Funeral Home Chapel
120 S. Main St., Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Thursday, Mar 01, 2012
11 a.m.
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Parklawn Memorial Gardens
Winston-Salem, NC
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Walter "Dub" Huey Leonard
Jan 22, 1918 - Feb 27, 2012
Residence in Winston-Salem, NC
Winston-Salem - Mr. Walter “Dub” Huey Leonard, 94, passed away at his home on Monday, February 27. He was born January 22, 1918 to Walter H. and Clemmie Victoria Leonard in Winston-Salem. He graduated from R.J. Reynolds High School and attended the University of North Carolina. Dub enlisted in the U.S Navy, where he wound up as a pharmacist’s mate first class (a medic) on the U.S.S. Twining. He earned 10 battle stars during his four years in the Navy but is proudest of his ship’s historic role in the occupation of Japan. Mr. Leonard came home to Winston-Salem on Dec. 30, 1945, where he married his sweetheart, Miss Louise Grunert, with whom he spent 55 wonderful years. W.H “Dub” Leonard then went on to work with his father at Leonard Oil Company. Mr. Leonard is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Louise Grunert Leonard, a brother, Ralph Lindsay Leonard, and a sister Doris Ellen Leonard. He is survived by his son, Walter H. Leonard, Jr.; daughter-in-law, Dayle Benge Leonard; granddaughter, Jennifer Leonard, of Clemmons; a daughter, Vicky Leonard Starnes; son-in-law, Frank Starnes; and a granddaughter, Christina Victoria Starnes, of Winston-Salem. The Funeral Service will be Thursday, March 1, 11:00 a.m., at Salem Funeral Home, 120 S. Main St., with a visitation one hour prior to the service. The Rev. Norwood Green will officiate. Interment will be at Parklawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Memorial Reformed Church, 236 W. Banner Ave., Winston-Salem, N.C, 27127. On-line condolences may be made through www.salemfh.com


 
 
 
 
Condolences
Janice Whitney Dooley
Vicky, I am sad to read of the passing of your Dad, such a wonderful person. Our families have been friends and neighbors for so long. Norma would be there for you if she could. I am sending love and deepest sympathy to all of you. Jan
 
 
Lynne Hauser
Dearest Vicky, Christina and Peggy, Honey and I shall miss visiting with Mr. Leonard so much. He brightened our walks and we always looked forward to hearing his great stories. He was a wonderful man, father, grandfather, uncle, and served his country with dignity and respect. Please know our hearts and prayers are with you.
 
 
Lynne Hauser
Dearest family of Mr. Leonard especially Vicky, Christina and Beverly, Honey and I shall miss our talks so much with Mr. Leonard. He had such great stories to tell about living in Washington Park, WWII and his loving family. What a rich life! I feel honored to have gotten to be part of it... Lynne
 
 
Ann Cleary
To the entire Leonard Family, My father worked for Mr. Dub for several years until his death. My father had the utmost love and respect for Mr. Dub. He told me many times that Mr. Dub was the finest man he ever worked for. Mr. Dub was so compassionate to my mother and me during my father's illness and death. He was a successful business man but his heart was that of a Christian brother. I will forever be grateful for the way he treated my dad when he was so sick. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I pray God will surround you with His comfort and peace. Ann Cleary Clemmons, NC
 
 
Barry Miller
Dear Walter and Vicky and families, I read in the paper of your Dad's passing. I have many wonderful memories of growing up on Banner Avenue with you and others on the block. May God's peace be with you as you reflect on your father's long life. Barry Miller
 
 
Gray and Kay Tuttle
Kay and I want to let you know how sorry we were to hear of Mr. Leonard's passing. We always considered it a privilege to have him and all of his family as patients. We always enjoyed seeing Mr. Leonard and all of you when you came in for your appointments. Mr. Leonard was an incredibly kind and gentle person. We have always considered him to be a hero especially considering his war experience. We know you will miss him greatly. His life is one to be greatly celebrated. Sincerely, Gray and Kay Tuttle
 
 
 
 
 
 

         

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