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Kernersville Moravian Church Fellowship Hall
504 S Main St, Kernersville, NC 27284
Tuesday, Oct 13, 2015
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Kernersville Moravian Church
504 S Main St, Kernersville, NC 27284
Tuesday, Oct 13, 2015
2 p.m.
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Gerard Eugene "Gene" Leonard
Aug 02, 1929 - Oct 08, 2015
Gerard Eugene "Gene" Leonard died on Thursday October 8 at Brookridge Retirement Community. He was 86. He was born August 2, 1929 in Welcome, NC to the late David Gerard and Magdalene Koontz Leonard. He graduated from Welcome High School in 1946 and North Carolina State University in 1950 with a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict obtaining the rank of First Lieutenant. In 1954 he began his engineering career at Western Electric/Bell Labs, working in both Winston-Salem and Greensboro. He later joined R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, retiring in 1986.

He was a resident of Kernersville for almost 40 years before relocating to Winston-Salem in 2003. His wife Yvonne Hyatt Leonard died in 1990. He is survived by his daughters, Carla Leonard Agreda (Victor) of Knoxville, TN and Dee Anna Leonard Holbrook of Kingsport, TN; his son, Curtis G. Leonard of Winston-Salem; sisters, Carolyn Leonard Cheatwood (Charles) of San Angelo, TX and Nancy M. Leonard of Welcome; brother, Phil K. Leonard (Kitty) of Lexington and three grandsons, Vic Agreda and Joseph Agreda of Knoxville, Michael Agreda of Winter Park, FL; two great grandchildren, Weston and Belle Agreda and his good friend, Ann Jones of Kernersville.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at Kernersville Moravian Church with the Rev. John Rights officiating. The family will receive friends following the service in the Fellowship Hall and later at his son's home in Winston-Salem. His ashes will be interred alongside his beloved wife in the Midway Methodist Church Cemetery.

The family would like to thank the staff of Brookridge Retirement Community for their wonderful compassion and care. The family suggests memorials to the Forsyth Humane Society, 61 Miller Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27104 or a charity of their choosing. Online condolences may be made to www.salemfh.com.
 
 
 
 
Condolences
Ajit Joshi
to Dee Anna Holbrook & family, Our heart felt condolences. Our prayers are with the family in this sad moment.... Ajit Joshi & Family Eastman Chemical Company Kingsport, TN
 
 
Kenneth Flint
Dee Anna and family: Our deepest condolences to you on the loss of your father. Ken Flint and family, Eastman Chemical Company
 
 
Abby & Joshua Thompson
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. With deepest sympathy, Abby & Joshua Thompson
 
 
 
 
 
 

         

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