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Donald Leo Leonard, Jr Obituary News: 70 years old Donald Leo Leonard, Jr Passes Away

Donald Leo Leonard, Jr Obituary News: 70 years old Donald Leo Leonard, Jr Passes Away

Donald Leo Leonard, Jr., known affectionately as Don, passed away peacefully at his residence on January 2, 2024.

He was born on October 13, 1953, in Chatham County. Don was 70 years old at the time of his passing.

Don devoted his entire life to his career as a machinist, exhibiting his extraordinary aptitude and workmanship. He was frequently spotted working on one of his numerous projects at his shop. Don was a real jack of all trades who could take on any assignment that was thrown at him.

Beyond his career aspirations, Don’s passions were spending time with his beloved Melanie and his family. Whether it was lounging on the beach or taking amazing cruises, they loved making enduring experiences together.

Additionally, Don had a unique relationship with Mollee, his dog, who gave him a great deal of happiness and company. He loved every second he spent with his grandchildren, and they had a particular place in his heart.

Don was a gregarious person who never encountered strangers.

Everyone in his immediate vicinity would chuckle at his sharp wit and sense of humor.

He truly had a talent for relating to people and putting them at ease.

Along with his sister Carolyn Ingle, Don was predeceased by his parents Donald Leo Leonard, Sr. and Mary Harris Thomas. His devoted spouse Melanie, together with their offspring Christopher Leonard, Steven Blackman, Tiffany Thompson, Misty Long, and Carmon Simmons, survive him.

In addition, he leaves behind two great-grandchildren and nine grandkids. In addition, Don’s brother Tony Thomas and sister Libby Gwaltney survive him.

To celebrate Don’s life and legacy, the family will host a private service of commemoration at a later time. By using the gift button on the left, you may send Hospice of Randolph County a memorial donation in Don’s honor in place of flowers.

Everyone who knew and loved Don will miss him terribly. Those whose lives he touched will always carry his memory. What a magnificent man.