Leonard Clayton Dekle Sr.

August 25, 1928June 4, 2019

Mr. Leonard Clayton Dekle, Sr., 90, entered into rest on Tuesday, June 4, 2019. He is preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Ruby Dekle; son, Len Dekle, Jr.; son, Keith Dekle; brothers, Walter Lee Dekle, David Dekle, Joe Dekle, and John Dekle. Survivors include his loving wife of 50 years, Carol W. Dekle; daughter, Stephanie Dekle Bennet (Sam); daughter, Bonnie Dekle Rutherford (Melvin); daughter, Robin Dekle Dupree (Lonnie); son, Ron Dekle (Sheri); daughter, Anna Barry (Jim); daughter, Clorette Riddle (Moose); sister, Grace Dekle Ussery; brother, William “Bill” Dekle (Guy); 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews and extended family and friends. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes for donations to be made to Veterans K-9 Solutions (, the Alzheimer’s Association (, or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital ( Visitation will be held at 1pm on Sunday, June 9, 2019, at Elliott Sons Funeral Home, 2524 Lumpkin Road, Augusta, GA 30906. Funeral services will be held at 2pm on Sunday, June 9, 2019, at the Lumpkin Road Chapel of Elliott Sons Funeral Home, 2524 Lumpkin Road, Augusta, GA 30906. Rev. Jim Hyder will be officiating. Burial with full military honors will immediately follow at Bellevue Memorial Gardens, 4501 Wrightsboro Road, Grovetown, GA 30813.


  • Visitation Sunday, June 9, 2019
  • Funeral Service Sunday, June 9, 2019


Leonard Clayton Dekle Sr.

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Dorothy Stokes

June 11, 2019

I am so very sorry for your loss. I hope the inspired words of our creator will sustain you and your family during this painful time, as he is “...the God who supplies endurance and comfort…” (Rom. 15:5)

Sandra Oglesby

June 6, 2019

I will always remember the friendliness and kindness he showed to all. That back pew sure doesn't seem complete anymore. God bless you all.

Anna Barry

June 6, 2019

I’m not sure how to narrow down so many memories. One of my favorite memories was when I was about eight years old when he came into our lives. Len would bring my sister, Clorette, and I a small brown bag of penny candy every time he came over to visit. Always the little things he did that meant a lot. He so loved the animals. When I had my horse Scout out there to live out his old days, Len would go to the fence everyday (where Scout would be waiting on him) and give him apple peels. Give Scout a good pat and hug for me Len, I love you.

Sharon Bennett

June 5, 2019

So many memories hard to say just one. Paul and I are so sad for your lost. We have had many years together as next door neighbors. Memories most of all are Mr. & Mrs. Dekle working together in the yard. He will be missed by many.