Leon D. Leedy, 82, of Battle Creek and Hastings, died Friday, March 4, 2016 at Spectrum Pennock Hospital.
He was born August 27, 1933, in Nashville, MI, the son of Azor and Lela (Frank) Leedy. He entered the Naval Reserves in high school, and graduated from Nashville High School in 1951. He began his career with the Kellogg Company in Battle Creek in 1952, and served active duty from 1954 to 1956. He returned to work at Kellogg Company after active duty, retiring from the engineering department in 1989.
He married Loretta J. (West) Leedy on May 16, 1953 in Nashville. She preceded him in death in 2002. Also preceding him in death were a son, Linden, his parents, and sisters Maxine Leedy and Mildred Hose.
On September 20, 2003 Leon married Marcia J. (Ingram) Leedy in Hastings, MI. She survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Lorie (Ken) Nierman and Letitia (Matthew) Seng, both of Battle Creek, step-daughter Deborah Snyder of Hastings, step-sons Bradley (Vikki) Ingram of Waynesboro, VA and Eric (Sherrie) Ingram of Hastings, 17 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild. He will be dearly missed by many as a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend.
Leon was an active member of Pennfield Presbyterian Church from 1961 to 2002, and First Presbyterian Church of Hastings from 2003 to 2016, serving many roles within both churches, including the choir, session, elder, and chief dishwasher. He played an integral role in several building projects over the years at both churches.
His love of drafting and design extended beyond the workplace into home remodeling and woodworking projects, including furniture, outdoor landscaping and large remote control airplanes.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 12, at 1:00 pm at the First Presbyterian Church of Hastings with Rev. Dan Birchfield officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. There will be a luncheon following the service. Interment of cremated remains will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pennfield Presbyterian Church and First Presbyterian Church of Hastings Youth Mission Program, 405 N. M-37 Hwy. Hastings, MI 49058.
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