Leonard D. England, 85, passed away Monday, March 15, 2021 at his home in Breeding, KY after a long illness. He was born in Dirigo, KY on May 13, 1935 to the late Owen and Vernie Lee Pelston England.
Leonard retired from G.E. after 35 years and continued farming up until the time of his illness. He was Cattleman of the Year in 1991. He was a member and former Chaplain of Columbia Masonic Lodge #96, a 32nd degree Mason for 42 years and a Shriner. Leonard worked with Kosair Charities and was an avid participant in many children’s charities. He was a faithful member of Wells Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. He loved to tell stories and never met a stranger. He was a dedicated Christian, good husband, and a good father that will be greatly missed.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Falyola Jessie; a great-grandson, Gage Wilson; and a niece, Becky Holsclaw.
Wife of 32 years: Bertha Dickson England of Breeding, KY
4 children: Teresa Lavender (Ray French) of Jeffersonville, IN; Tim England (Jerri Hack) of Louisville, KY; Cheryl Tarter (Kenny) of Columbia, KY; and Teddy England (Tina) of LaGrange, KY
1 step-son: Doug Page (Tina) of Edmonton, KY
9 grandchildren: April Brown, Amy Wilson, Terri Linder, Leonard Lavender, Bryce Gilligan, Jared England, Cheyenne England, Jenny Page and Sierra Page
2 great-great grandchildren
4 sisters: Lucille Troutman (Fred) of Frankfort, KY; Carol Roach (James Earl) of Louisville, KY; Martha Leach and Johnietta Jessie of Edmonton, KY
1 brother-in-law: Ronnie Jessie of Columbia, KY
A host of nieces & nephews
Masonic rites by Columbia Masonic Lodge #96 will be at 7:00pmCT on Friday, March 19, 2021 at the funeral home. The public is welcome to attend.
Funeral Service: Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 2:00pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Charles Doolin and Bro. Doug Copas officiating
Burial: Chestnut Grove Cemetery
Visitation: Friday from 3:00-8:00pmCT and Saturday morning until time for the service
Pallbearers: Leonard Lavender, Bryce Gilligan, Jayden Willis, Riley Thompson, Dwayne Jessie and Barry Roach. Honorary pallbearers will be Todd Roach, David Jessie, James Ray Roach, Mark Dickson and Jared England.
For the health and respect of the family, please follow all rules for social distancing and everyone attending will be required to wear a mask or face covering.
In lieu of flowers donation may be made to Kosair Charities or St. Jude Children Hospital.