October 28, 1936 - October 22, 2018
Hale Chapel of Buresh Funeral Homes
The funeral for William will take place on Monday, October 29, 2018 at 12 noon at the Hale Chapel of Buresh Funeral Homes with visitation from 10-12 at the funeral home.
William Patrick Leonard, age 81, of Hale, passed away on Monday October 22, 2018. He was born to the late Joseph and Virginia Leonard in Detroit, MI on October 28, 1936. William served his country in the United States Navy. He will be remembered as an inventor and a painter.
William is survived by his ex-wife, Anna Leonard of AZ; his children, Joseph (Cynthia) Leonard of Hale, William Leonard of Colorado, Jenny (Jeff) Carroll of AZ, and Daniel (Holly) Leonard of AZ; his siblings, Robert (Carol) Leonard of West Bloomfield, and Joan Pincomb of FL; 8 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his son, Michael Leonard.
The funeral for William will take place on Monday, October 29, 2018 at 12 noon at the Hale Chapel of Buresh Funeral Homes with visitation from 10-12 at the funeral home. Pastor Dean Muhle will be officiating the service. Interment will take place at Esmond Evergreen Cemetery in Hale, MI. Condolences may be left online for the family at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com.
William, you will be missed. Joe, we will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers. Love Sarah and Curt
— Sarah Brenner
We wish to express our sincere condolences for your loss. We didn’t know him but we certainly have experienced pain similar to what you must be dealing with now. When we lose someone close we all look for a source of comfort as we grieve, help to ease the pain, the sense of emptiness. May you find comfort in these words penned by the prophet Isaiah, “He will swallow up death forever…(Isa. 25:8) God has promised us that millions of the dead are alive in his memory and He shows us how we can hope to see them again in the future in a cleansed earth.
— Bill & Donna Winn
Bill was a great guy. I always loved talking to him at Kocher's market- even after I was no longer there, he would stop me when ever he saw me and had a joke or funny story to tell and brighten your day. He will be missed.
— Jeffery G. Herstine
Joe and family, I am so sorry for your loss, I always enjoyed talking to your Dad he was one of a kind, now there is no more pain he can rest in peace. God Bless you all.
— Pete and Sue Eno
Always had a joke for me!!!! Great guy! He will have heaven laughing!
— Sue Reilly
Joe so sorry to hear about your dad our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family.
— Dave and Kathy Hauck
Hey King William - I know the angels will shower you with the respect you have craved for years! You were a very unique individual and will be greatly missed by all who knew you. Keep up your sense of humor.
— Queen Carol