Jerry Junior Leonard
May 10, 1940 ~ April 25, 2023 (age 82)
Duck Creek Community Church sends its deepest sympathies to Ruth Leonard and family. Jerry and Ruth have contributed so much to the building and congregation of Duck Creek Community Church during all their years as members. The congregation and his friends on the mounain will forever remember Jerry as a warm-hearted and loving man who encouraged others and served as a wonderful Christian role model to everyone he met. Jerry was a member of the DCCC Old Geezers Guitar Group and served as the group's teacher when Leader Bob Diaz couldn't be there. Jerry and his wife Ruth are charter members of DCCC and started attending the church during its early formation, during the summer of 2003. Woodworking was Jerry's hobby, so helping to build DCCC was a joyous time for him. Ruth says, "He was so happy that we were going to have a church in Duck Creek." Information on the Memorial Service to be held for Jerry at Duck Creek Community Church this spring or summer will be posted at a later date.
Jerry Junior Leonard, 82, passed away on April 25, 2023 in St. George, UT. Jerry was born on May 10, 1940 in Windsor, MO to Harold Alexander and Oleta Lucille Birchfield Leonard. His family moved to Stratford, TX and again to Oakdale, CA, where Jerry graduated from high school and attended college for a year. He left college to join the United States Air Force, and was soon stationed in Germany, and later at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, NV. After receiving an honorable discharge from the Air Force, Jerry worked with a moving and storage company which he bought out and ran for over forty years, and was affiliated with Atlas Van Lines. He worked hard and received the Small Business Person of the Year Award for the State of Nevada in 1985. He was also a talented woodworker that shared his gift with everyone, including making toys for Toys for Tots. He also helped build a church in Duck Creek, UT. He was a big supporter of the Salvation Army. He married the love of his life, Ruth, on April 26, 2003 and they shared many adventures. They took their motorhome around the States and cruised around the world. He was a man of immense faith and loved God.
Jerry is survived by his wife, Ruth Leonard; his children, Trena (Rick) Zamito and Tessa (Kurt) Sievertson; step-son, Scott Blockland; twelve grandchildren; thirty-four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Oleta Leonard; children, Troy Leonard and Tracy Clark; and brother, Gary Dean Leonard.
A Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2023, 1:30-2:00 p.m., with Funeral services to start at 2:00 p.m. at the Moapa Valley Mortuary, 5090 N. Moapa Valley Blvd, Logandale, NV, with graveside services at the Logandale Cemetery, 3220 Lyman Ave., Logandale, NV. A Live-stream of the services may be found at Jerry Leonard Memorial Facebook Group. The family invites you to leave a message or memory in the comments section here on the church website. Also the Guest Book at www.moapavalleymortuary.com.