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John I Leonard, Jr.

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John I Leonard, Jr. age 81, of Crockett passed away Wednesday, April 4, 2018 in the Palestine Healthcare Center. John was born July 30, 1936 in Houston County to parents, John I Leonard, Sr. and Mary Jane Williams Leonard. He was a sixty year member of the Baytown Masonic Lodge #1357 AF&AM. John was retired from U. S. Post Office where he worked as a mail carrier for many years. He was a member of the Good Shepherd Fellowship and also attended the Crockett Assembly of God Church and Lovelady Assembly of God Church.

John is survived by wife of 61 years, Opal Dean Leonard of Crockett; son, John I Leonard III of Crockett; daughter, Beverly Diane Perkins and husband, David Wayne of Baytown; granddaughters, Mary Sieber and husband, Bryan, Hope Leonard, Joy Leonard, Faith Leonard, Stephanie Weston and husband, Court, Stacy Hardin and husband, Will; great-grandchildren, Wyatt, Bennett, Cole, Reghan, Preston Lee; sister, Emily Hargrove and husband, George of Crockett; numerous other relatives. He was preceded in death by parents, John and Mary Jane Leonard.

Funeral services for John I Leonard Jr. will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 7, 2018 in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Leon Wallace and Rev. Ottis Byers officiating. Interment will follow in the Center Hill Cemetery. Family will receive friends for visitation Saturday at 12:30 p.m. prior to service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Good Shepherd Fellowship, 401 South 7th. St., Crockett, TX 75835, Crockett Assembly of God, Loop 304 E, Crockett, TX 75835 or Lovelady Assembly of God, Hwy 19 S Crockett, TX 75835.


  1. Opal Dean, Johnny and Beverly
    May God provide comfort during this time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Opal, Johnny, and Beverly,
    May God grant you peace that only he can give. I enjoyed working with John at ASAP Machine & Mfg. for several year. He was so much fun to be around and a great worker.

  3. So sorry for your loss. He taught us a lot about the cemetery. Rest In Peace sir. Center Hill Cemetery Adsociation Board.

  4. To all of Mr. John’s family,

    Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers and love to each of you.

    Deb & Bob Stewart

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