Obituary: Joseph 'Joe' Lee Leonard, SEPT. 5, 1932 – JAN. 13, 2020

Joseph "Joe" Lee Leonard
Posted: Jan. 13, 2020 10:11 am

Joseph "Joe" Lee Leonard, 87, of New London, Mo., passed away at 10:55 p.m. Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at the University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia, Mo.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m., Monday, January 13, 2020, at the James O'Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal.

Burial with full military rites by Emmette J. Shields American Legion Post 55 will be at Hope Cemetery in Hannibal.

Visitation that will be from 2 p.m. until the time of services at the funeral home.

Joseph was born September 5, 1932, in Hannibal to Roy J. Leonard and Lillian C. Bates Leonard.

Survivors include: one sister, Lillian Margaret Reynolds (Mike) of Louisiana, Mo.; nieces, Marsha Rush of Louisiana, Mo., Micah Lillian Haverich of Minnesota; three nephews, Andy Leonard, Chris Leonard and David Leonard, all of Hannibal; and great nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, one son, Joseph Alan Leonard, five brothers, Arthur J. Leonard, Phillip Leonard, Kenny Wayne Leonard, John Leonard and Paul Leonard.

Joseph was a United States Army veteran. He served his country proudly during the Korean Conflict.

Professionally Joseph worked for many years at the Wolverine Shoe Factory. Joe was a "Jack of all Trades" and loved spending time with his family.

He was a member of Emmette J. Shields American Legion Post 55 in Hannibal. Joe enjoyed his trip on the Honor Flight in 2010 to Washington, DC.

He was a Catholic by faith.

Memorial contributions may be made to Pike County Nutrition Center in Louisiana, Mo., or the Veteran's Home in Mexico, Mo.

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