August 24, 1932 – March 1, 2013 A memorial service for loving husband, father and grandfather, Phil Leonard will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, March 9th at Meador-Clement-Keel Funeral Home Chapel.
Mr. Leonard passed away March 1, 2013 at his residence in Valley View. He was born August 24, 1932 in Winston Salem, North Carolina. Phil married Jan Thompson June 6, 1959 in San Diego, California. Mr. Leonard served in the Navy as a Petty Officer on the US Colonial. During his time in the service he earned the National Defense Medal, Korean Service Medal and United Nations Medal. He had worked for Weber Aircraft as a machine operator, retiring after twenty-seven years. Phil had also worked at Cooper Airmotives at Dallas Love Field. He loved collecting model electric trains, putting together die cast metal model cars, and reading western and espionage books.
Phil Leonard is survived by his wife, Jan Leonard of Valley View; daughters and sons-in-law, Donella Leann and Jay Sellers of Lindale and Leandra Annette and Robert DiNicola of Valley View; five grandsons; one granddaughter and cousin, Robert Leonard of Chesapeake, Virginia.