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. were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 7, 2018 in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Leon Wallace and Rev. Ottis Byers officiating. Interment followed in the Center Hill Cemetery. Family received friends for visitation Saturday at 12:30 p.m. prior to the 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.